Payroll Tax Rate Calculator

Legislative amendments to reduce payroll tax for small business are included in the Payroll Tax (Exemption for Small Business) Act 2018, assented to on 25 October 2018.

From 1 January 2019, businesses with annual taxable wages of up to $1.5 million will not be liable for payroll tax and those with taxable wages between $1.5 million and $1.7 million will benefit from a reduced payroll tax rate.

A 2018-19 Financial Year Calculator is currently being developed.

Variable PRT Calculator

Calculate your rate here for:

  • 2017-18 financial year
  • 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018

Enter total Australian wages (if you are part of a group, please enter your group's total Australian wages) for the full financial year*




*NOTE: the rate is based on annualised wages. e.g. If you employ for only 150 days in the year and the wages paid during that period is $630 000, your annualised wages total would be calculated as follows:
$630 000/150 multiplied by 365 or 366 days. Your annualised wages would therefore be $1 533 000.