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COVID-19 (coronavirus) and gaming machine tax

01 May 2020

Gaming tax deferred

Gaming machine tax normally paid between 1 March 2020 and 31 August 2020 is deferred to 1 September 2020.

You don't need to apply.

You'll continue to receive invoices as normal from Data Monitoring Services, but we won't direct debit your account.

Due date changes for impacted assessment periods

For clubs

Assessment periodDue dateNew due date
I December 2019 to 28 February 202021 March 20201 September 2020
1 March 2020 to 31 May 202021 June 20201 September 2020

For hotels

Assessment periodDue dateNew due date
1 January 2020 to 31 March 202021 April 20201 September 2020
1 April 2020 to 30 June 202021 July 20201 September 2020

Instalment plans

You can pay your tax by instalments.

We'll not direct debit this deferred payment and other options will be available.

We are investigating options to provide flexibility in payment of the deferred gaming machine tax.

More information soon.

Normal payments

Normal payments by direct debit will resume for assessment periods due after 1 September, as outlined below.

For clubs

Assessment periodDue date
1 June 2020 to 31 August 202021 September 2020
1 September 2020 to 30 November 202021 December 2020

Clubs can apply to Liquor & Gaming NSW for an annual adjustment after 31 August, when the tax year ends.

For hotels

Assessment periodDue date
1 July 2020 to 30 September 202021 October 2020
1 October 2020 to 31 December 202021 January 2021

Hotels can apply to Liquor & Gaming NSW for an annual adjustment after 30 June, when the tax year ends.

More information

See and for more information on support that may be available to you.