Payroll Tax (Pandemic) Order 2021
MICHAEL DARREL JOSEPH FERGUSON
Minister for Finance
This order may be cited as the Payroll Tax (Pandemic) Order 2021 .
This order takes effect on the day on which its making is notified in the Gazette.
(1) In this order Act means the Payroll Tax Act 2008 ;ancillary industry means the provision of goods and services where those goods and services are primarily provided to facilitate, or support, businesses within the tourism industry or hospitality industry;eligible employee means an employee, other than an eligible employee within the meaning of the Payroll Tax Rebate (Apprentices, Trainees and Youth Employees) Act 2017 , who works solely or predominantly in one or more of the following industries:GST has the same meaning as in the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 of the Commonwealth;hospitality industry means the provision of the following goods and services where those goods and services are primarily provided directly to the public:relevant business see clause 4 ;relevant business employer see clause 5 ;September quarter, in a calendar year, means the months of July, August and September in that year;short-stay accommodation means a property that total wages includes taxable wages and interstate wages;tourism industry means the provision of goods and services where those goods and services are primarily provided directly to persons who are visiting, or travelling in, Tasmania on holiday principally for the purposes of sightseeing or entertainment (or both);turnover, in relation to a September quarter in a year, means the total sales of goods and services, exclusive of GST, by a business for that quarter in that year;work means an activity that normally attracts remuneration.(2) The Acts Interpretation Act 1931 applies to the interpretation of this order as if this order were by-laws.
For the purposes of this order, a business is a relevant business if (a) at least one eligible employee is employed in the business; and
For the purposes of this order, an employer is a relevant business employer if (a) a business of the employer is a relevant business; and(b) in the case of an employer who is not a member of a group, the taxable wages paid or payable by the employer comprise 50 per cent or more of the total wages paid or payable by the employer in respect of the 2020-2021 financial year; and(c) in the case of an employer who is a member of a group, the taxable wages paid or payable by the group comprise 50 per cent or more of the total wages paid or payable by the group in respect of the 2020-2021 financial year.
A relevant business employer is not required to pay payroll tax under the Act in respect of the taxable wages paid or payable to each eligible employee, employed in a relevant business of the employer, for the period commencing on 1 July 2021 and ending on 31 December 2021.
This order is revoked on 31 December 2022.
Displayed and numbered in accordance with the Rules Publication Act 1953.
Notified in the Gazette on 7 October 2021
This order is administered in the Department of Treasury and Finance.