Tax relief measures announced by state and territory governments

By Craig Whatman - March 20, 2020

State and territory governments have announced a range of tax relief measures in response to COVID-19.

For a summary of the measures announced to date, please click here.

Last updated 1 April 2020

The latest round of support includes provisions for:

  • Gaming Levy and liquor licensing: several states have introduced gaming and liquor licensing support measures for eligible operators including jurisdiction-specific waiver of licensing fees, gaming tax deferrals and more. Refer to the full list for more information.
  • Payroll tax: New South Wales has broadened payroll tax support now enabling eligible employers to defer payroll tax for an additional three months, and up to six months for certain businesses.
  • Congestion car parking: New South Wales has deferred the parking space levy until 30 September 2020.
  • Land tax: South Australia announced an increase to relief under the Land Tax Transition Fund.
  • Fire Services Levy and Emergency Services Levy: The ACT has frozen the 2020-21 levy at the current 2019-20 level.

Last updated 30 March 2020

Changes included:

  • Payroll tax: jurisdiction-specific supplementary support measures in Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory including state-specific payroll tax waivers, refunds or rebates.
  • Land tax: South Australia has allowed deferral of land tax instalments for up to six months, while Tasmania has waived land taxes for commercial properties for FY20/21 for eligible parties.
  • Tax administration: new measures from the Western Australian Government including remission of penalty taxes and interest-free payments for eligible taxpayers.

The team at Pitcher Partners stands ready to assist clients to access the measures, including applications for deferral of liabilities and payment plans.

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