Payroll Tax (Pandemic) Order (No. 3) 2020
MICHAEL DARREL JOSEPH FERGUSON
Minister for Finance
This order may be cited as the Payroll Tax (Pandemic) Order (No. 3) 2020 .
This order takes effect on the day on which its making is notified in the Gazette.
(1) In this order relevant deed means a deed, entered into by the Crown and a relevant employer, that specifies that the deed is for the purpose of assisting the employer, and some or all of the employers staff, to comply with COVID Safe Measures in connection with the delivery of relevant employee means a person to whom a relevant employer is liable to pay, or pays, in accordance with the terms of a relevant deed, a wage supplement amount;relevant employer means a person who is required under a relevant deed to pay a wage supplement amount;wage supplement amount, in relation to a relevant employee, means an amount of money paid, or payable, to the relevant employee, in accordance with the terms of a relevant deed, by a relevant employer.(2) The Acts Interpretation Act 1931 applies to the interpretation of this order as if this order were by-laws.
(1) A relevant employer is not required to pay payroll tax in relation to so much of the amount of the taxable wages of a relevant employee as consists of a wage supplement amount paid or payable to the relevant employee.(2) The amount of payroll tax that a relevant employer is not required under subclause (1) to pay in relation to the taxable wages of the relevant employee is to be calculated as if the wage supplement amount paid or payable to the relevant employee were not taxable wages in relation to the relevant employee.
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Notified in the Gazette on 23 December 2020
This order is administered in the Department of Treasury and Finance.
(This note is not part of the order)This order waives the payment of payroll tax, in respect of certain employees, payable under the Payroll Tax Act 2008 by certain employers who have entered into, with the Crown, Deeds relating to the delivery of a hotel quarantine service or services associated with the delivery of such a service.