COVID-19 support schemes

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Tasmanian Government has introduced a number of business stimulus measures in response to the impact of Coronavirus. The following measures are being administered by the Commissioner of State Revenue. 
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If you have not already registered, please sign up to the State Revenue Office email update service (and tick the Government Announcements checkbox which includes updates about the Home​​Builder grants).​​​​​​​ 
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​​Home building measures​​

A. Tasmanian HomeBuilder Grant (State Government) Current
Tasmanian HomeBuilder Grant is a grant of $20 000 ​avai​lable to ​owner-​occupiers for eligible new home builds where the contract is signed between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020 inclusive. ​​

Check your eligibility BEFORE applying
Read the entire HomeBuilder Grants Guideline. It is there to help you check your eligibility incl. key dates, citizenship, land values, renovations, and income. The guideline covers the Tasmanian and Commonwealth grants.

B. Commonwealth HomeBuilder Grant (Commonwealth Government) Current
Commonwealth HomeBuilder Grant is a grant of $25 000 for eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) building a new home, or substantially reno​vating an existing home, where the contract is signed between 4 June 2020 and 31 Dec 2020 inclusive.

Check your eligibility BEFORE applying
Read the entire HomeBuilder Grants Guideline. It is there to help you check your eligibility incl. key dates, citizenship, land values, renovations, and income. The guideline covers the Tasmanian and Commonwealth grants.


​​​​​​​Payroll Tax

A. Waiver of 2019-20 payroll tax for Australian wages (and Australian Group wages) of up to $5 million annually
Refer to the Guideline for the application process and eligibility criteria. (Last updated: 1 May 2020).

B. Waiver of 2019-20 payroll tax for the Hospitality, Tourism, and Seafood industries
Refer to the Gu​ideline for the application process and eligibility criteria. (Last updated: 1 May 2020).

C. Waiver of payroll tax for JobKeeper Wages
Refer to the Guidelin​e for more information.​ (Last updated: 30​ Ap​​ril 2020).​

D. Payroll tax twelve-month rebate for new youth employees (aged between 15 and 24 years)
 Refer to the Guideline for the registration process and eligibility criteria. (Last updated: 30 April 2020).

If you have not already registered, please sign up to the State Revenue Office email update service for any 
future updates.​ 


​​Land Tax

A. ​Commercial properties - land tax exemption for the 2020-21 financial year
A land tax exemption is available for taxpayers who own commercial land as at 1 July 2020, where they are able to satisfy the Commissioner they were adversely financially impacted during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Eligibility criteria apply. Further information and a link to the application form is available in the Guideline.​

B. Financial hardship
If you are experiencing financial hardship paying land tax, you can apply for a payment arrangement by completing the     
Apply to defer payments or pay by instalments form.

*​ If you have not already registered, please sign up to the State Revenue Office email update​ service for any 
  future updates.​​


​​​Stat​e Revenu​​e Office arrangements​ 

  • State Revenue Office staff are working remotely as a result of current COVID-19 controls. 
  • The office at 4 Salamanca Place, Hobart is closed until further notice.
  • Refer to the Contact Us page for the relevant details.​

Tasmanian Government ​c​ommunity information​

 Please refer to the Tasmanian Government's COVID-19 website​.​


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