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COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures SA

Tax relief support is available for South Australian businesses impacted by COVID-19.


What do you get?

Various tax relief measures.

Who is this for?

Eligible South Australian businesses.


As part of the South Australian government's COVID-19 economic response package the following tax relief measures are available to eligible businesses:

Six month payroll tax waiver – businesses with Australian grouped wages up to $4 million

  • Eligible business groups will not be required to pay any payroll tax for the months of April to September 2020 (for the return periods of March 2020 to August 2020).

Six month payroll tax deferral – businesses with Australian grouped wages over $4 million

  • Businesses with annual Australian grouped wages above $4 million that can demonstrate they have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 will, upon application, be able to defer payroll tax payments for the 6 months from April to September 2020.
  • For these eligible businesses, payroll tax payments that were due to be paid from April to September will now be due in October 2020.

Land tax relief for landlords

  • Landlords who provide tenants impacted by COVID-19 with rent relief may be eligible for a 25% reduction on the land tax payable on a parcel of land in the 2019-20 land tax year.

Land tax deferral – 2019-20 third and fourth instalments

  • Businesses and individuals paying land tax quarterly in 2019-20 will be able to defer payment of their third and fourth quarter instalments for up to 6 months.

JobKeeper Payment

  • Wages paid by employers that are subsidised by the Australian government's JobKeeper Payment will be exempt from payroll tax.

You can find out more about these measures at COVID 19 Relief.

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