Payroll Tax Rebate Scheme

Introduction to Payroll Tax

A rebate is available for employers that pay payroll tax and employ eligible apprentices, trainees and youth employees between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2019.

Between the period 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2021, the rebate will be available for businesses that employ apprentices and trainees in the following industries:

  • Building and construction;
  • Tourism and hospitality; and
  • Manufacturing

The maximum rebate payable will be the payroll tax levied for wages paid to eligible employees, or the total payroll tax paid, whichever is less.

Important: The rebate can only be paid after the payroll tax applicable for the claim period has been paid.

For more information, please read the Fact sheet or Frequently Asked Questions.

How to claim the rebate

Registered payroll tax taxpayers in Tasmania can register for the rebate by completing the Registration Form.

The State Revenue Office will contact employers registered for the existing rebate scheme before 1 July 2019 to check that you are eligible for the new rebate scheme and wish to carry across your existing registration.

Claim forms will be forwarded to successful registrants for the Scheme accordingly to the employer's payment frequency for payroll tax..

Employers yet to register for payroll tax in Tasmania will first need to register for payroll tax. Once notification of registration has been received, the employer can then register for the rebate scheme.

For more information about the rebate scheme, please email

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