COVID-19 support schemes

​COVID-19 measures​

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. 

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 - Updated 15​​ December 2020

The Tasmanian Government has extended its existing $20 000 HomeBuilder Grant by three months from 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 for owner- occupiers of eligible new home builds.

The grant amount for the extension remains unchanged at $20 000 and applies to eligible contracts signed between 4 June 2020 and 31 March 2021 inclusive.​

Extended period to commence construction: applicants now have six months from the date of their signed contract to commence construction. (Previously the period was three months). 

Please refer to the updated Guideline (which includes the application form to be lodged by 14 April 2021).​


B. 
Commonwealth HomeBuilder Grant Updated 15​​ December 2020​​

The Commonwealth Government has extended the period of its HomeBuilder Grant from 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 and revised the grant to $15 000 for that period.

The Grant for eligible contracts signed between 4 June and 31 December 2020 remains unchanged at $25 000.

Extended period to commence construction: applicants now have six months from the date of their signed contract to commence construction. (Previously the period was three months). 

Please refer to the updated Guideline (which includes the application form to be lodged by 14 April 2021​).


​​​​​​​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 Rebates for Trainees and Apprentices, and Youth Employees
Various rebates may apply depending on the date your employee commenced employment with your business.
Refer to the Guideline for further details about the eligibility criteria and how to register. (Last updated: 21 December 2020)


​​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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