Register for payroll tax

Online registration

Please read the following information and ensure that you have all the necessary details before starting the online form.

Information required

Client information

  • if you are already a registered client for any other revenue type, you will need to enter your existing Client ID. Your Client ID is generally included on correspondence from us.

  • your ABN – your business name and type of business will be retrieved from the Australian Business Register. If you have an ARBN issued by ASIC and you do not have an ABN, please contact us on 1300 139 815 for information on how to register

  • trusts - if the business is a trust you must enter the trust's ABN

  • business address details

  • contact name and daytime telephone number

  • your bank account details. If you have an overseas bank account, please contact us on 1300 139 815 for information on how to register.


  • the date the business first employed staff in New South Wales (NSW)
  • the date the business first employed staff interstate.

NSW and interstate wages

NSW and interstate wages for the current year, plus the 4 previous years. Wages include:

  • salaries and wages
  • fringe benefits
  • employer superannuation contributions
  • termination payments
  • contractor payments
  • allowances
  • apprentice and trainee wages.

Note: From the 2014-15 financial year onwards, in addition to the above wage component fields, you will be required to separately declare wages that fall within the definition of:

  • bonuses and commissions
  • director fees
  • shares and options.

For more information, visit the Checklist of liable and exempt items page.


  • list the names of all group members who pay wages and directors' fees in NSW and/or interstate

  • details of other group member wages.

For more information, visit the Grouping page.

Estimated time

If you have all the required information, it should take you about 20 minutes to complete and submit this form online.


The current version of our online form does not allow you to save your work and come back at a later time to complete the form. If you decide to exit the form before completing it, you will need to start again.

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Last updated: 24 July 2018