Apprentices and Trainees Payroll Tax Rebate TAS

The Apprentices and Trainees Payroll Tax Rebate provides employers with a payroll tax rebate on wages paid to eligible apprentices, trainees and young people.

Close date: 30 Jun 2022.
Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What do you get?

Amount varies on a case-by-case basis.

Who is this for?

Tasmanian employers.


Youth employees

A twelve-month rebate will be available for a period of 1 year from the date of employment of youth employees (where employment commences between the period of 1 April and 31 December 2020) who are:

  • aged between 15 and 24 years at the date of their employment and
  • employed in either a full time or part-time capacity

Apprentices and trainees

A rebate will be available for a period of 2 years from the date apprentices and trainees training contract comes into effect and as detailed below:

  • apprentices and/or trainees in the building, construction, tourism, hospitality and manufacturing industries between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2022; and
  • apprentices and/or trainees employed in other industries between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2022

The maximum rebate payable will be the payroll tax levied for wages paid to eligible employees, or the total payroll tax paid, whichever is less.

The rebate can only be paid after the payroll tax applicable for the claim period has been paid.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have lodged your employees returns and paid their payroll tax by the due date to be eligible for the rebate for the same period
  • be employing an apprentice or trainee as defined under the Training and Workforce Development Act 2013
  • comply with all legislative requirements of the Payroll Tax Act 2008 and the Payroll Tax Rebate (Apprentices, Trainees and Youth Employees) Act 2017

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Apprentices and Trainees Payroll Tax Rebate.