Due to the announcement by the NSW Government to provide deferral arrangements for payroll tax customers, you are not required to make a payment or lodge a nil return for the months of July, August and September 2020 until 30 October 2020.
Our online calculator helps you work out your actual monthly tax liability or provides the option to enter an estimate tax liability for the months of July to May each financial year.
If you have an annual tax payable amount less than $150,000 for the previous financial year, you can use the estimate calculation method to estimate your liability.
When you have determined your monthly tax payable, make the payment by the due date or let us know if it’s a nil liability.
Your monthly payment or ‘nil return’ is due seven days after the end of each month, or the next business day if the seventh day is on a weekend or public holiday.
You can login to the calculator using your client ID and correspondence ID (from your most recent correspondence from us) – your correspondence ID is only valid for 12 months.
To use the actual wage calculation method, you'll need:
For more information, read the checklist of liable and exempt items.
Total interstate wages comprise all those wage components that are liable for payroll tax in the state or territory where the interstate wages are paid.
If you’re a member of a group and are claiming the threshold, or you are the nominated group single lodger, you also need:
For more information, read the grouping page.
If you had a payroll tax liability in NSW less than $150,000 in the previous financial year, you'll need to calculate your estimate by following examples 1 and 2.
If you didn't have a payroll tax liability in NSW for the previous financial year, you'll need to have paid payroll tax for at least three separate months in the current financial year before you can use the estimate method. To calculate your estimate, use examples 3 and 4 as a guide.
Once you have determined your estimate amount, you can enter and save the amount in the monthly calculator for a month, and/or for the remaining months of the financial year. You can also schedule your direct debit payments.
Using the estimate option within the monthly calculator won't pre-populate your estimate amounts in your annual reconciliation at the end of the financial year.
You can save the information entered and return to complete the form later. You can see previous monthly calculations and modify the calculation for each month. All saved monthly calculations can be viewed through the ‘Return History Summary’ screen.