Registration as a PAYG Withholder - Australian Government

Description

You will require this registration if you have an obligation to collect tax from payments you make to employees and some businesse. You are required to withhold tax if any of the following apply:

  • You have employees;
  • You have other workers, such as contractors, and you enter into voluntary agreements to withhold amounts from your payments to them; or
  • You make payments to businesses that don't quote their Australian business number (ABN).

You must apply to register for PAYG withholding before you are first required to withhold an amount from a payment.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

There are several ways to register. If your business has an ABN, you can register:

  • Online through the Business Portal;
  • By phone (if you are an authorised contact for the business);
  • By lodging a paper form; or
  • Through your registered tax agent or BAS agent.

If you are applying for an ABN, you can register for PAYG withholding at the same time.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Ongoing.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Registering for PAYG Withholding (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Taxation Administration Act 1953 AG

Regulation(s) name

Taxation Administration Regulations 1976 AG

Administering agency

Australian Taxation Office

People, Systems and Services Group

Business Reporting and Registrations

Contact details

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: Woden Service Centre, Penrhyn House
6 Bowes Street
Woden
Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: 88 Grenfell Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: Suncorp Plaza
Opposite King George Square
Brisbane City
Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: Shop 15, Wesley Quarter
770 Hay Street
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: 200 Collins Street
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: Shop 1
32 Martin Place
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Sydney, Western Australia 2001
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: 24 Knuckey Street
Darwin
Northern Territory 0800
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: Collins Square
747 Collins Street
Docklands
Victoria 3008
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 13 72 26