RevNet Frequently Asked Questions


Payroll Tax Queries

Returns

When is my payroll tax return due?

Your payroll tax 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 (eg. your payroll tax return and payment for the month of January will be due on 7 February).

Failure to submit your payroll tax 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.

Annual reconciliation returns are due by 21 July each year and should include the June return payment.

How do I pay my payroll tax liability?

Payment of your payroll tax liability for a return period can be made via RevNet providing you have applied and been approved. The payment facilities available through RevNet are Electronic Payment Authorisation (EPA) and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Electronic Payment Authority (PRT EPA)

This facility allows your nominated Administrator(s) or User’s to log into RevNet and calculate your return for each period and authorise the payment from your nominated bank account. 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 for incorrect allocation.

RevNet Payroll Tax Electronic Payment Authority.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

This facility allows your nominated Administrator(s) to log into RevNet to complete an expected payroll tax EFT return each month, which generates a unique EFT Payment Advice for that period containing the BSB, Account Number and Payment Reference Number. Once an EFT Payment Advice is generated you will be able to use the details to make payment via EFT with your financial institution.

RevNet Payroll Tax Electronic Funds Transfer

If you are not approved to use RevNet Payroll Tax Payment facilities, you can pay by BPAY, BPAY payment advices will be provided in your payroll tax payment booklet. Alternatively, you can forward a cheque or money order, payable to the Commissioner of State Taxation, with the accompanying payroll tax return payment slip to: RevenueSA, GPO Box 2418, Adelaide SA 5001.

What help is available if I am having problems completing my payroll tax return via RevNet?

If you are experiencing difficulties, on-line help is available by clicking on the 'Help' icon at the top right hand corner of each screen. 

If you continue to experience difficulties please contact RevenueSA on (08) 8204 9880 during business hours (Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm).

Annual Reconciliation

If I do not apply for the Payroll Tax Payment Facility, can I still use RevNet to lodge my annual reconciliation?

Yes. If you do not apply to use the Payroll Tax Payment Facility, you are still required to access RevNet to complete and lodge your annual reconciliation.

All clients registered for payroll tax in South Australia during a financial year are automatically registered to use the Payroll Tax component of RevNet to complete their annual reconciliation. RevenueSA will provide a username and password to access RevNet for existing taxpayers, prior to the commencement of the annual reconciliation process and registrants after May 2012 will receive RevNet logon details as part of their registration package.

Access is restricted to payroll tax general access, this does not include making on-line payments or lodging of regular returns. Taxpayers do not need to complete an application to have payroll tax general access facility in RevNet.

When is my payroll tax annual reconciliation for the financial year due?

The payroll tax annual reconciliation and payment of your tax liability for the financial year is due on or before 21 July of the year following the annual reconciliation period that you are reconciling. For example the 2011/12 South Australian payroll tax annual reconciliation lodgement and payment is due 21 July 2012.

Failure to submit your annual reconciliation (and associated payment of your tax liability) prior to 21 July may result in penalties and/or interest being levied in accordance with the Taxation Administration Act 1996.

If you are unable to complete your annual reconciliation by 21 July, please contact RevenueSA. In order to minimise any interest and penalty that may apply for late returns, it is recommended that you submit an estimated June payment.

How do I pay my annual reconciliation payroll tax liability?

Payment of your annual reconciliation payroll tax liability can be made via RevNet providing you have applied, and been approved, to use the Payroll Tax Payment facility of RevNet.

If you are not approved to use RevNet Payroll Tax Payment facility, you can pay by BPay or forward a cheque or money order, payable to the Commissioner of State Taxation, with the payment slip to: RevenueSA, GPO Box 2418, Adelaide SA 5001.

Can I amend my Payroll Tax annual reconciliation once it has been submitted on the RevNet site?

This depends on what financial year you wish to amend.

The annual reconciliation lodgement for the 2011-12 financial year onwards can be amended via RevNet.

Further information on how to amend an annual reconciliation can be found by pressing the “help” menu in the top right hand corner of any RevNet page.

Any annual reconciliation lodgements prior to the 2011-12 financial year cannot be reassessed via RevNet, as the status of the payroll tax annual reconciliation in RevNet is 'read only'. This means that you cannot amend the annual reconciliation on-line once it has been submitted to RevenueSA.

If you wish to make an amendment to a ‘read only’ annual reconciliation submission, a description of the amendments is required in written form outlining the changes. Information required must include total wages originally declared, the amended wage details and the reason for the amendment. Your submission should be forwarded to: RevenueSA, GPO Box 2418, Adelaide SA 5001.

Alternatively, you can send your submission to the payroll tax email address at payrolltax@sa.gov.au or fax it to facsimile number 08 8226 3805.

What help is available if I am having problems completing my payroll tax annual reconciliation on RevNet?

On each annual reconciliation screen, a yellow text box will appear on the top of the screen containing detailed instructions on how to complete the current page you are on.

On-line help is also available by clicking on the 'Help' icon at the top right hand corner of each screen.

There are also demonstrations of the RevNet Payroll Tax Annual Reconciliation available.

Underlined text in RevNet indicates a hyperlink to the Glossary of Payroll Tax Terms, where a more detailed explanation is provided. To view these definitions, move your mouse over the hyperlink and click on the left mouse button.

If you continue to experience difficulties please contact RevenueSA on (08) 8204 9880 during business hours (Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm).

How do I cancel my registration for payroll tax?

You may cancel your payroll tax registration if you are:

  • no longer employing in South Australia;
  • a single company only and your taxable wages are below the Australia wide wages threshold; or
  • part of a group and your groups’ taxable wages are below the Australia wide wages threshold.

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:

  1. Contact RevenueSA at payrolltax@sa.gov.au advising you wish to cancel your registration. Please include your taxpayer number and the date of cancellation. RevenueSA will than open the annual reconciliation for the current financial year.
  2. RevenueSA will advise via email when the annual reconciliation for the current year has been opened on RevNet. You will then be able complete your final lodgement via RevNet. Access is available at www.revnet.sa.gov.au
  3. To lodge a final return, select the annual reconciliation option from the Payroll Tax menu and complete the annual reconciliation for the current financial year. Instructions on completing your annual reconciliation, including a checklist of information required, are available. It is recommended that you collate the information on the checklist prior to commencing the reconciliation.
  4. If payroll tax is due a payment is required within 14 days. Failure to make a payment by the due date may result in penalties being applied.

If you require further assistance with your cancellation please contact RevenueSA by email payrolltax@sa.gov.au of by phone 08 8204 9880 during business hours (Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5.00 pm).

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