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Queensland Government - Queensland Revenue Office
Queensland Government - Queensland Revenue Office

Payroll tax obligations

As a Queensland employer, you have various payroll tax obligations and entitlements.

Awareness of your obligations helps you:

  • lodge your returns and pay on time
  • avoid reassessment
  • avoid unpaid tax interest (UTI) and penalty tax
  • avoid committing an offence.

These rights and obligations are provided for in the following legislation:

  • Payroll Tax Act 1971
  • Payroll Tax Regulation 2019
  • Taxation Administration Act 2001
  • Taxation Administration Regulation 2022
  • Payroll tax (Transitional) Regulation 2022.

You must keep proper records when self-assessing your payroll tax liability to produce them when required. We protect your information under our privacy and confidentiality provisions.

Additional obligations may apply if we need to investigate your payroll tax activities.

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Last updated: 16 March 2023