COVID-19

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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) Updated 7 August 2020
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. ​​

For the eligibility criteria, building and contract requirements and the application process for both the Tasmanian and Commonwealth ​Grants, refer to the HomeB​uilder Grants Guideline.

B. Commonwealth HomeBuilder Grant (Commonwealth Government) Updated 7 August 2020
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.

For the eligibility criteria, building and contract requirements and the application process for both the Commonwealth and Tasmanian Grants, refer to the HomeB​uilder Grants Guideline.


​​​​​​​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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