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).​​​​​​​​ 

  • ​Applications for the Commonwealth and Tasmanian HomeBuilder Grants are now CLOSED​.
  • Laying of the house foundations needs to be completed within 18 months of your signed building contract.
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​​Home building measures​​



​A.  Tasmanian HomeBuilder Grant​

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 18 months from the date of their signed contract to commence construction. (Previously the period was three months). 

Please refer to the Guideline (now a point of reference document only).​


B. 
Commonwealth HomeBuilder Grant

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 18 months from the date of their signed contract to commence construction. (Previously the period was three months). 

Please refer to the Guideline (now a point of reference document only​).


​​​​​​​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

​Financial hardship
If you are experiencing financial hardship paying land tax, you can apply for a payment arrangement by completing the     
Debt payment arrangement application.

*​ 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​ 

  • 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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