RevenueSA Online provides an easy, flexible and more efficient way for you to do business with RevenueSA. The facility allows you to calculate, lodge and make your payroll tax payments online.

We recommend RevenueSA Online users elect to pay via 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.

Payment options available are:

If you pay via Electronic Payment Authority all payments 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.

Multiple bank accounts can be nominated. 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.

Find out more about making payments using Electronic Payment Authority on our Electronic Payment Authority page.

A Payment Advice is generated from RevenueSA Online after you submit your return. You will be able to use the details from the Payment Advice to make payment via EFT with your financial institution.

Find out more about making payments using Electronic Funds Transfer on our Electronic Funds Transfer, BPAY or Cheque page.

A Payment Advice is generated from RevenueSA Online after you submit your return. If you make payment by BPAY it is important that the correct biller code and reference number printed on the Payment Advice is used. This will ensure correct allocation of the payment. If the incorrect number is used, the payment may not be allocated as intended and penalties may result.

Please note the payment reference number will be different for each return.

Find out more about making payments using BPay on our Electronic Funds Transfer, BPAY or Cheque page.

A Payment Advice is generated from RevenueSA Online after you submit your return. If you make payment by cheque, the cheque should be made payable to the Commissioner of State Taxation.

Cheque payments can be made by mail. In all cases the cheque must be accompanied with the Payment Advice slip.

Find out more about making payments using Cheque on our Electronic Funds Transfer, BPAY or Cheque page.

Refunds

To apply for a refund for a monthly return please email RevenueSA at payrolltax@sa.gov.au. In your email you will need to include the following details:

  • your taxpayer number; and
  • the return period you are seeking a refund for.

Refunds are issued via electronic funds transfer. Please complete the Payroll Tax Refund Direct Credit Form (PDF 348KB) to provide details of the bank account to be credited.

RevenueSA does not independently access a taxpayer’s bank account.

If your organisation has overpaid their payroll tax for the annual reconciliation period, you will be prompted to enter bank account details during the annual reconciliation.

The annual reconciliation will be reviewed and once approved a refund will be paid to the nominated bank account via direct credit.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If your organisation will not be able to make a payment on time, please contact RevenueSA before the due date for advice.

    If your organisation fails to submit a return and does not notify RevenueSA beforehand a default notice of assessment will be generated based on the wage estimates provided by your organisation during the annual reconciliation or if they have not yet submitted an annual reconciliation, their registration. A default notice of assessment will include penalty tax at a rate of 25% and the market rate of interest plus a premium component of 8% in accordance with the Taxation Administration Act 1996.

  • If your organisation has received a default assessment and would like RevenueSA to review any penalty tax and/or interest, please email RevenueSA at payrolltax@sa.gov.au stating the taxpayer number, a request for the remittance and the reason why the payment was late.

    RevenueSA may remit or partially remit any penalty tax and/or interest on a default assessment. Remissions are assessed on a case-by-case basis and there is no guarantee that a remission may be approved.

    It is important to note RevenueSA will not consider any remittance of penalty tax and/or interest until a payment for the monthly lodgement has been made.

  • Having difficulty paying?

    If you are having difficulty meeting your tax obligations, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your options.

    You may be able to extend your time to pay or enter into a payment plan.

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