Registration for Payroll Tax - Northern Territory


Payroll tax is a state and territory tax that is calculated on wages paid or payable. Employers (or groups of employers) with Australian wages of $1.5 million or more are required to be registered in the Northern Territory. Australian wages comprise both Northern Territory wages and all interstate wages.

In general any remuneration attributed to employees is included in your total Australian wages. Common items are wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, allowances, directors fees, fringe benefits, payments in kind, eligible termination payments and superannuation contributions.

For the 2019-20 financial year, if your total annual Australian taxable wages exceed $1.5 million, payroll tax will be calculated at 5.5%.

Service type


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


Act(s) name

Payroll Tax Act 2009 Northern Territory

Additional information

Applications to register for Payroll Tax can be made online using the Integrated Revenue Application facility (INTRA).

Administering agency

Territory Revenue Office (Commissioner of Territory Revenue)

Contact details

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Revenue Officer

Territory Revenue Office (Commissioner of Territory Revenue)

Operating address: Level 14, Charles Darwin Centre
19 The Mall
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: GPO Box 154
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 1300 305 353
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