Extension of the $20 000 First Home Builder Boost
The Tasmanian Government has announced its intention to extend the First Home Builder Boost by six months, from 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015.
The $20 000 Boost (a grant for buyers of newly constructed homes or builders of new homes) had been due to close at the end of June 2015.
Subject to the passage of the Government's amended legislation in Parliament and to Royal Assent, the Commissioner of State Revenue will release an updated guideline.
Reminder about keeping your banking details private
The State Revenue Office (SRO) reminds taxpayers to be cautious about emails or text messages asking for their banking details.
The SRO itself only sends email or text messages to taxpayers who have chosen email as their preferred method of contact; we do not request credit card or banking details, instead we refer the taxpayer to BPAY, EFT, Service Tasmania, or other payment options.
The SRO’s email addresses only ever end in: @treasury.tas.gov.au
If you are concerned about scam emails, please read the advice on the Australian Government’s SCAMwatch website.
EISPR4 – Employment Incentive Scheme (Payroll Tax Rebate)
The Tasmanian Government has introduced EISPR4 to provide up to two years’ payroll tax relief for employers who create additional, eligible position/s in Tasmania between or including 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015. For more information, please read the EISPR4 fact sheet.
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.
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 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.
The State Revenue Office is able to receive Monthly Payroll Tax returns and Annual Adjustment Returns through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) enabled software.
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