Registration for Payroll Tax - Tasmania


Payroll tax is a state tax that is calculated on wages paid or payable. Employers (or groups of employers) with Australian wages that exceed $1.25 million (or $24 038 per week during a month) are required to be registered in Tasmania. Australian wages comprise both Tasmanian 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 2020-21 financial year, if your total annual Australian taxable wages are been $1.25 million and $2 million, payroll tax will be calculated at 4%. If your total annual Australian taxable wages exceeds $2 million, payroll tax will be calculated at 6.1%.

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 2008 Tasmania

Application process


Please submit your application form directly with the Agency. After your application has been approved, you will be sent an information pack and will be required to register for online transactions relating to payroll tax.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

State Revenue Office

Contact details

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Taxation Unit

State Revenue Office

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: Ground Floor
Salamanca Building Parliment Square
4 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1374
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Toll Free: 1800 001 388
Phone: 03 6166 4400
Website: State Revenue Office (Opens in new window)