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Change to State Revenue Office phone numbers - on Monday 16th December 2013


Phone numbers for the State Revenue Office have changed. The new general number: (03) 6166 4400.

There is no change to the SRO toll-free number for Tas-based callers outside the '62' area: 1800 001 388.



First Home Builder Boost increase


The existing $8 000 Boost payment has been increased to $23 000, and applies to eligible applicants with contracts for new homes between 7 November 2013 and 31 December 2014.

The $23 000 Boost payment is tied to eligibility for the $7 000 First Home Owner Grant. Approved applicants would therefore be eligible for a total payment of $30 000.

For information about the eligibility criteria, please read the Fact Sheet.



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



Land Tax Search


From Monday 2 September 2013, Land Tax Search is the new name for an estimate of the land tax owing on a property at settlement date. It replaces the EOLSD or Estimate of Liability at Settlement Date.
    Along with the name change, Tasmanian Revenue Online (TRO) will become the only online interface for searches. The LIST (www.thelist.tas.gov.au) will no longer be available to generate an estimate of land tax liability.

    The new system offers:
    • the ability to view or reprint a search up to and including the day of settlement;
    • search for part (or potential) properties and those sold more than once within the financial year;
    • faster issuing of a search certificate where an incorrect tax classification of property has to be amended; and
    • one itemised invoice (incorporating searches and stamp duty instruments) for legal practitioners and conveyancers.

    For more information – or if you are not registered for TRO
    Please read the fact sheet, phone (03) 6166 4400, or email taxhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
    To register for TRO, please use this form.



    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.



    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.




    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.The State Revenue Office’s telephone system is currently down. We are looking into the problem and hope to have the issue resolved shortly.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.
    Land Tax Calculator
    Use the calculator to help estimate your land tax liability.



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