Jobs Action Plan
The Jobs Action Plan gives businesses an incentive to employ new workers and expand their business in NSW.
- Under the plan, eligible businesses that increase the number of NSW full-time equivalent (FTE) employees will receive a payroll tax rebate for every additional employee employed in a new job.
- The rebate is available for eligible jobs starting on or after 1 July 2011, and before 1 July 2019.
- To qualify for the rebate, you must be registered as an employer and paying payroll tax in NSW.
- The rebate for each new job is up to $6,000.
Apprentice and trainees
All wages (including superannuation, allowances and fringe benefits) paid to apprentices and new entrant trainees are liable for payroll tax purposes and must be included in your returns.
You can claim a payroll tax rebate on wages paid to approved apprentices and new entrant trainees recognised by the NSW Department of Industry (DOI).
Payroll tax exemptions
Certain wages paid to your employees may be exempt from payroll tax if they meet specific requirements.