RevenueSA Online allows registered users to:
First you need to register as a RevenueSA Online User.
Yes. Two user access types are available in RevenueSA Online for payroll tax:
This access is available to all users. Functions include:
Requires authority. Functions include all those of the General User Access, plus the following:
Requires authority. Maintain bank account details
Requires authority. A user with this level of access can:
Once you have registered as a user, you will be sent an email with link to register an employer for payroll tax in South Australia.
See How do I use the system? for guidance
We recommend RevenueSA Online users to elect to pay via Electronic Payment Authority. You can nominate multiple bank accounts.
Register for Electronic Payment Authority.
If you do not elect to pay via Electronic Payment Authority, payment of returns can be made via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), BPay or cheque.
Your monthly return and payment of your tax liability for the return period is due on or before the 7th day of the month following the applicable return period (e.g. your payroll tax return and payment for the month of January will be due on 7 February).
The payroll tax annual reconciliation and payment of your tax liability for the financial year is due on or before 28 July of the year following the annual reconciliation period that you are reconciling. For example the 2019-20 South Australian payroll tax annual reconciliation lodgement and payment is due 28 July 2020.
Payroll tax return lodgement dates for the current financial year are available on RevenueSA’s website.
Please note: Failure to submit your monthly or annual reconciliation return (and associated payment of your tax liability) prior to the due date may result in a default assessment being calculated by RevenueSA and penalties and/or interest being levied in accordance with the Taxation Administration Act 1996.
Yes, see the following process guides for instructions on how to modify your monthly return in RevenueSA Online:
Yes, see Modify an Annual Reconciliation for instructions on how to modify your annual reconciliation return in RevenueSA Online.
All payments made in RevenueSA Online are via an electronic transfer of funds from your nominated bank account. The electronic payment is initiated and authorised by a user within RevenueSA Online after they have submitted a monthly or annual return.
RevenueSA does not independently access a taxpayer's bank account.
This facility ensures that your tax is allocated to your account correctly each month thereby avoiding non-payment penalties and/or interest for incorrect allocation.
If you choose not to elect to pay via Electronic Payment Authority (EPA), you can pay your monthly and annual returns via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), BPay or Cheque.
Once you submit your return, a payment advice will be generated which will provide you with details on how to make the payment.
All payments are processed at the end of each business day. If you have future dated a payment, that payment will be processed at the end of the date selected.
An EFT payment advice generated in RevenueSA Online contains the BSB, Account Number and Payment Reference Number. Once your transfer is initiated with your financial institution, the Payment Reference Number used and the amount transferred will appear on your bank statement.
If you need to modify a return, which results in additional payment to be made, you can pay the additional amount via your nominated payment method.
If payment was made on the original return lodgement, you only need to pay the difference from your original return and the amendment return.
Once you approve the payment, only the additional amount will be debited to your nominated account.
Payments made via EFT or BPAY must contain the correct payment reference number. This will ensure that the payment is allocated correctly.
If you have authorised a future payment and need to amend the return you can void the future payment by selecting the Void action. This will cancel the payment. Only payments with status of future can be voided.
See the following help for instructions on how to void a future payment in RevenueSA Online:
If the payment was not future dated, please contact our RevSupport team on the same business day of the payment, we may be able to cancel if it has been incorrectly paid.
Once processed, a payment cannot be reversed.
If you contact our RevSupport team on the same business day of the payment, we may be able to cancel if it has been incorrectly submitted. You will need to advise your taxpayer number, the payment amount and the period in which the payment was intended for.
If you have made an incorrect payment via EFT or BPay, RevenueSA are unable to stop the payment. Please contact your financial institution.
You may cancel your payroll tax registration if you are:
Registration can be cancelled as part of the annual reconciliation or during the financial year.
To cancel your payroll tax registration during the financial year, please follow these steps:
If you require further assistance with your cancellation please contact our payroll tax team at email@example.com or (08) 08 8204 9880 during business hours (Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5.00 pm).
For information on payroll tax, including lodgement dates for monthly and annual returns, see our payroll tax pages, read our Guide to Legislation, join a webinar or watch one of our Educational Videos.
For system support please contact our RevSupport team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 8207 2333.
For payroll tax assistance please contact our payroll tax team at email@example.com or (08) 8204 9880.
During business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm).