Tasmanian government stimulus measures
UPDATE 1 MAY:
Tasmanian government will exempt JobKeeper payments by employers of Tasmanians from payroll tax. We anticipate further details to be provided in due course. UPDATE 5 MAY: the Payroll Tax Waiver guidelines have been released.
UPDATE 9 APRIL:
Tasmanian Payroll Tax Waiver
Tasmanian State Revenue Office has released the guidelines and applications forms for the waiver of payroll tax for:
- Hospitality, tourism and seafood industry businesses for the last four months of 2019-20.
- Other businesses with payrolls of up to $5 million that have been adversely affected by the pandemic can have their payroll tax waived for April to June 2020.
UPDATE 2 APRIL Following discussions with the Tasmanian government, Launceston City Council approved on 2 April a number of measures as part of its Community Care and Recovery Package. These include a remission of the general rate and general charge for 6 months for the Commercial and Sport and Recreation rates categories. Certain businesses, such as supermarkets, petrol stations, bottleshops and chemists are excluded. Further details of this and other measures are available on the Council's website.