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Payroll Tax Website

The Commissioners from Revenue Offices in each Australian state and territory have launched a joint Payroll Tax website. It complements work undertaken during the last 6 years for the harmonisation of Payroll Tax administration and illustrates the significant gains made by the States and Territories' Revenue Offices.

The website provides easy access to harmonised payroll tax documentation, legislation, state and territory contacts and education opportunities, comprising:
    • details about where to lodge payroll tax returns;
    • information required by an employer registered in multiple jurisdictions;
    • links to state and territory revenue office payroll tax information; and
    • a uniform web presence for all revenue offices payroll tax information.

Tasmanian State Budget 2013-14

The 2013-14 State Budget (delivered 23 May 2013) announced three measures administered by the State Revenue Office. These are subject to the passage of legislation.

Increase in the Payroll Tax threshold

From Monday, 1 July 2013, the Payroll Tax per annum threshold increases from $1.01 million to $1.25 million. For more information please read the fact sheet.

Abolition of Motor Vehicle Duty on caravans and camper trailers

From Monday, 1 July 2013, the Duty on applications to register or transfer ownership of caravans and camper trailers in Tasmania is abolished. For more information, please read the fact sheet.

Removal of the First Home Owner Grant for the purchase of established homes – from 1 July 2014

The First Home Owner Grant (of up to $7,000) will no longer be available for the purchase of ‘established’ homes with contracts signed on and after 1 July 2014.

This change does not affect eligible applicants buying a newly constructed home or building a new home (either as an owner builder or through a registered builder).

The Grant remains in place for eligible applicants purchasing established homes with contracts signed before 1 July 2014.

Online Forms

The following forms can now be completed and lodged online:
        • Change of land use
        • Request previous years Land tax assessment information
        • Defer payment or pay by instalments
        • Cancel registration as an employer for payroll tax
        • Split assessment for payroll tax annual adjustment return
SRO Tasmania Online Form

Tasmanian Government Announcement – 10 December 2012

On 10 December 2012, the Tasmanian Government introduced measures to encourage additional employment in Tasmania and provide added assistance to First Home Buyers in purchasing or building a new home.

Employment Incentive Scheme (Payroll Tax Rebate) (EISPR3)

EISPR3 will provide a Payroll Tax rebate to employers for new positions created between 10 December 2012 and 30 June 2014.

Employers will need to register for EISPR3 and lodge a claim for eligible positions.

The rebate is also available for new positions created under a Labour Hire Agreement between the employer and a Labour Hire company where the Labour Hire company pays Payroll Tax on the employee’s wages.

More information is available in the EISPR3 Factsheet, EISPR3 Guideline and EISPR3 Labour Hire Guideline.

First Home Builder Boost (FHBB)

This measure provides a payment of up to $8000 in addition to the First Home Owners Grant for eligible First Home Buyers who:
  • buy a newly constructed home (for example, a ‘spec’ home), or
  • build a new home (either as an owner builder or through a registered builder).

The payment is available to eligible First Home Owner Grant recipients who either enter into a contract to buy or build a new home, or commence building a new home from
1 January 2013 to 30 June 2014.

For more information read the FHBB Factsheet or FHBB Guideline.

Tasmanian Revenue Online

Tasmanian Revenue Online (TRO) is a secure web-based system for clients of the State Revenue Office to lodge weekly, monthly and annual returns, send details, assess and endorse duty on documents, and pay State taxes.

It is available to employers registered for payroll tax, licensed insurers and solicitors, financial institutions and other organisations approved to assess and remit duty.

Further information is available on Tasmanian Revenue Online including registering for TRO.

If registered you can login to the TRO system.

AUSkey for Tasmanian Payroll Taxpayers

AUSkey provides a secure single access to government agency online services including Tasmanian Revenue Online (TRO). AUSkey is easily installed on your computer or USB stick. You can link your AUSkey to your TRO account.

Standard Business Reporting

The State Revenue Office is able to receive Monthly Payroll Tax returns and Annual Adjustment Returns through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) enabled software.

Land Tax Accounts 2012-13

The State Revenue Office will post Land tax accounts to taxpayers at various intervals between October 2012 and April 2013.

Land tax is assessed as at 1 July each year and applies to properties known as 'general' land.

Land tax is administered by the State Revenue Office. It is not the same as land valuation which is administered by the Office of the Valuer-General.

More information about Land Tax

Read the 2012-13 Land Tax Summary or Guideline.
Land Tax Calculator
Use the calculator to help estimate your land tax liability.


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