Interstate wages are any wages liable for payroll tax under the legislation of another state or territory. If your business pays interstate wages, you can't claim the full payroll tax threshold deduction in NSW. Your available threshold is reduced based on your interstate wages.
If your workers work in multiple states, you can determine where the wages should be reported by following our nexus provisions.
Your available threshold in NSW is calculated as:
(Total NSW wages / Total Australian wages) x NSW payroll tax threshold
Make sure that all wage items, such as superannuation, contractors and allowances, are included. If your business is grouped, you must include the wages of all group members when calculating the threshold.
Find out more about common errors.
King Pty Ltd isn't grouped and employs in NSW and Queensland.
NSW wages are $1 million a year. Queensland wages are $2 million a year.
The available NSW threshold in 2019-20 is:
($1,000,000 / $3,000,000) x $900,000 = $300,000
King Pty Ltd is grouped with Queen Pty Ltd and employs in NSW and Queensland.
NSW wages for King Pty Ltd are $1 million a year. Queensland wages for King Pty Ltd are $2 million a year.
Queen Pty Ltd only employs in Queensland and has wages of $1 million a year.
The available NSW threshold in 2019-20 for the group is:
($1,000,000 / $4,000,000) x $900,000 = $225,000
Use payroll tax assist to help you meet your payroll tax obligations. It'll show you what wages are taxable.