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COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures VIC

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


What do you get?

Various tax relief measures.

Who is this for?

Eligible Victorian businesses.


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

Payroll tax waived

  • Businesses with annual taxable wages up to $3 million will have their payroll tax waived for the 2019-20 financial year.
  • Eligible businesses must continue to lodge returns but do not need to make further payments for this financial year.
  • The State Revenue Office will directly contact eligible businesses in relation to reimbursement for payroll tax already paid in the financial year.
  • Businesses can defer paying payroll tax for the first quarter of the 2020-21 financial year.
  • Information about the administration of these relief measures will be sent directly to eligible businesses.
  • Any additional payments made to bridge the gap between an employee's wage and the $1500 a fortnight required for the JobKeeper program are now exempt from payroll tax.

Liquor licence fees waived

  • Reimbursement of 2020 renewable liquor licence fees that have already been paid.
  • A waiver of any outstanding 2020 renewable liquor licence fees.

Land tax deferral

  • Land owners due to pay 2020 land tax that have at least one non-residential property and total taxable landholdings below $1 million have the option of deferring their 2020 land tax payment until after 31¬†December¬†2020.
  • The State Revenue Office will contact all taxpayers who are eligible for this deferral.

You can find out more about these measures at Tax relief for eligible businesses.

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