This page provides you with links to forms and publications that relate to payroll tax, including:

Guide to Legislation

The Payroll Tax Guide to Legislation provides a general guide for employer’s of their South Australian payroll tax responsibilities under the Payroll Tax Act 2009.

The Payroll Tax Guide to Legislation does not constitute a Revenue Ruling.

The Payroll Tax Guide to Legislation should be should be read in conjunction with Information Circulars and Revenue Rulings.

Forms


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Apply for an exemption


Apply for a grouping exclusion


Apply to receive a payroll tax refund by direct credit



Contractor Decision Tools

To assist employers to understand and comply with their obligations, use the contractor decision tools.

Information Circulars & Revenue Rulings

Information Circulars and Revenue Rulings include decisions on the interpretation of legislation administered by RevenueSA and of changes in administrative practices or taxation laws.

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    NumberTitleVersionIssuedType
    PTA005Exempt Allowances: Motor Vehicle and Accommodation315/4/2019Revenue Ruling
    PTA025Motor Vehicle Allowance Paid to Real Estate Salespersons215/4/2019Revenue Ruling
    PTA024Overnight Accommodation Allowances Paid to Truck Drivers215/4/2019Revenue Ruling
    PTA011Allowances & Reimbursements11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
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    NumberTitleVersionIssuedType
    PTA035Contractors – 90 Day Exemption228/6/2012Revenue Ruling
    PTA038Determining Whether a Worker is an Employee
    This Revenue Ruling should be read in conjunction with IC005
    12/8/2011Revenue Ruling
    IC005Contractors 1/7/2009Information Circular
    PTA033Contractors – Services Ancillary to the Supply of Goods11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA023Contractors Engaging Others11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA022Contractors – Services not Ordinarily Required11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA021Exemption for Contractors Ordinarily Rendering Services to the Public11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA020Contractors – 180 Day Exemption11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA019Contractors – Labour & Non-labour Deductions11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA018Contractors Deductions11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA014Contractors – What Constitutes a Day's Work11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA007Contractor Provisions – Door-to-Door Sale of Goods11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA006Payroll Tax Exemption for Payments to Owner-Drivers11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
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    NumberTitleVersionIssuedType
    IC028Employment Agency 8/7/2011Information Circular
    PTA026Employment Agency Contracts – Declaration by Exempt Clients28/7/2011Revenue Ruling
    IC006Employment AgencyReplaced by IC0281/7/2009Information Circular
    PTA029Recruitment Agencies / Placement Agencies / Job Placement Agencies11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA028Employment Agency Contracts – Workers On-hired to Government11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA027Employment Agency Contracts – Chain of On-hire11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
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    NumberTitleVersionIssuedType
    IC054Employee Share Schemes / Maternity and Adoption Leave Exemption *NEW* 6/12/2012Information Circular
    IC043State Budget 2012-13 - Exemption for Wages Paid to Apprentices and Trainees 31/5/2012Information Circular
    IC021Payroll Tax Exemption for Wages Paid to Apprentices and TraineesReplaced by IC04319/1/2011Information Circular
    PTA036[W]Payroll Tax Exemption for Wages Paid to Apprentices and Trainees
    This Revenue Ruling has been withdrawn
    Withdrawn
    Replaced by IC021 
    13/7/2010Revenue Ruling
    PTA012Exemption for Maternity & Adoption Leave Pay11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA009Charitable Exemptions – Meaning of Exclusively
    This Revenue Ruling has been withdrawn
    Withdrawn1/7/2009Revenue Ruling
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    NumberTitleVersionIssuedType
    IC004Groupings  1/7/2009Information Circular
    PTA031 Commissioner's Discretion to Exclude from a Group
    Application for Grouping Exclusion
    11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA017Grouping of Professional Practices & Administrative Businesses11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
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    See Rates and Thresholds page for future rate information.

    NumberTitleVersionIssuedType
    IC096Rates See Rates and Thresholds page 8/7/2016 Information Circular
    IC083Rates Replaced by IC0968/11/2015Information Circular
    IC073Rates Replaced by IC08311/7/2014Information Circular
    IC062Rates Replaced by IC07322/7/2013Information Circular
    IC049Rates Replaced by IC06229/6/2012Information Circular
    IC027RatesReplaced by IC0495/7/2011Information Circular
    IC014Historical Rates Replaced by IC0275/7/2010Information Circular
    IC003Historical Rates Replaced by IC0141/7/2009Information Circular
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    NumberTitleVersionIssuedType
    PTA039Payroll Tax Nexus Provisions112/5/2011Revenue Ruling
    IC011Payroll Tax Nexus Provisions Replaced by PTA03928/6/2010Information Circular
    PTA002Expatriate Employees Replaced by IC0111/7/2009Revenue Ruling
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    NumberTitleVersionIssuedType
    IC093 State Budget 2016-17   7/7/2016 Information Circular
    PTASA002
    Small Business Payroll Tax Rebate
    3 22/6/2016
    Revenue Ruling
    IC060 Cessation of South Australian Payroll Tax Exporters Rebate   27/6/2013 Information Circular
    IC056 State Budget 2013-14   6/6/2013
    Information Circular
    PTASA001 Exporters Rebate 1 3/2/2012 Revenue Ruling
    IC031 Exporters Rebate Replaced by PTASA001 3/8/2011 Information Circular
    IC016 RebatesReplaced by IC021 and IC031 13/7/2010 Information Circular
    IC009 Rebates for Renewable Energy Projects   30/4/2010 Information Circular
    IC007 Rebates Replaced by IC016 1/7/2009 Information Circular
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    NumberTitleVersionIssuedType
    PTA003Fringe Benefits2 1/7/2016Revenue Ruling
    PTA015Workers' Compensation Payments214/6/2016Revenue Ruling
    PTA013Fees Paid to Golf Professionals by Golf Clubs217/7/2013Revenue Ruling
    IC054Employee Share Schemes / Maternity and Adoption Leave Exemption  6/12/2012Information Circular
    PTA037Paid Parental Leave119/1/2011Revenue Ruling
    PTA030Penalty Charged Under Superannuation Guarantee Charge11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA010Wage Subsidies11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA008GST Considerations for the Calculation of Payroll Tax Liability11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA004Termination Payments11/7/2009Revenue Ruling
    PTA003Fringe Benefits21/7/2016Revenue Ruling
    PTA001South Australian Payroll Tax Liability for Wages Paid by an Employer

    Replaced by IC011

    1/7/2009Revenue Ruling
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    NumberTitleVersionIssuedType
    IC033Minister for Finance 28/11/2011Information Circular
    PTA036Interest and penalty tax119/01/2011Revenue Ruling
    IC002GeneralReplaced by Payroll Tax Guide to Legislation1/7/2009Information Circular
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