A Payment Advice is generated from RevenueSA Online after you submit your return which will provide you with information you need to make your payment.
Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
If you make payment by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), you will be able to use the details from the Payment Advice to make payment via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) with your financial institution.
Please note the payment reference number will be different for each return.
Payment by BPAY
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 penalty tax and/or interest may apply.
Please note the payment reference number will be different for each return.
Payment by Cheque
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.
Welcome to RevenueSA’s educational video series.
In this video we will look at how to calculate, lodge and pay a monthly payroll tax return.
This video is applicable to taxpayers who pay their payroll tax via EFT, BPay or cheque.
Lodge a monthly return
Monthly payroll tax returns are due on the 7th of each month. For example your March return is due by the 7th of April.
Returns are accepted on the next business day when the 7th falls on a weekend or public holiday.
If you are unable to pay it is important you contact RevenueSA before the due date to discuss options available to avoid or minimise penalties.
Payroll tax return lodgement dates for the current financial year are available on RevenueSA’s website.
Monthly returns are lodged online using RevenueSA Online.
Your logon details have been provided to your organisation’s nominated administrators.
If you need assistance when using RevenueSA Online, a process guide on how to complete your monthly return is available from the help link.
Select Monthly Returns from the payroll tax menu to lodge or view monthly returns.
Select the month you want to lodge a return for by clicking anywhere on that row.
Enter your wage component details for the month. If you have not paid any wages in a particular category, leave the field blank. Enter amounts in whole dollars only.
The estimated deduction entitlement will be populated automatically. You can change the deduction amount, but in most cases it will remain as calculated.
Once you have entered your wage components, the tax payable will be automatically calculated for the return period based on the estimated tax rate.
Review the information you have entered and the tax payable. If the information is correct, select the generate payment advice button.
A payment advice will be created. Click on the link to open the advice.
The payroll tax return declaration is displayed.
This payment advice provides 3 options for payment, EFT, BPay or by cheque. If paying by EFT or BPay, use the reference number shown on the payment advice. The reference number is unique to your monthly return and changes each month. Your payment will not be processed correctly if additional details are added to the reference such as the words Tax or the month.
If paying by cheque, please post the payment advice along with your cheque to the address provided.
What if I don’t have any payroll tax to pay for the month?
If you have no tax payable for the month a Nil return must still be lodged.
Simply follow the same steps as lodging a return. Once you have entered the wage components, if the tax payable displays $0 click on the Lodge Nil Return button and a nil return will be submitted to RevenueSA.
A message will display asking for you to confirm you are reporting zero tax payable for the period.
Once confirmed, a payment advice is created. Click on the link open the advice. The Payroll Tax Return Declaration for the return period will indicate no payment due.
Modify a Return
There may be circumstances where you need to modify a return, for example, you may need to update your wage details.
To modify a return, click on the month you wish to modify.
Your current return information is displayed.
Click on the modify button.
Update the wage components as required. The Tax Payable will be automatically recalculated. Review the information you have entered and the tax payable. If the information is correct, select the generate payment advice button.
A new payment advice is created and appears at the bottom of the screen.
If you have made previous payments for this return the modified return may result in you needing to make an additional payment. Additional payments are made using one of the payment options on the bottom of the payment advice.
Alternatively it may have resulted in an overpayment. If you have overpaid your monthly payroll tax you have 2 options. The first option is to underpay the next month by the amount of the overpayment. Alternatively, you can request a refund by emailing email@example.com with full details of the overpayment.
That brings us to the end of this educational video.
If you require any additional assistance please contact us.
How do I make payments for returns?
Once you submit your return, a payment advice will be generated which will provide you with details on how to make the payment.
When will the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payment be shown on my bank statement?
An Electronic Funds Transfer (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.
Can I make additional payments?
If you need to modify a return, which results in an additional payment to be made, you can pay the additional amount via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), BPay or Cheque.
If payment was made on the original return lodgement, you only need to pay the difference from your original return and the amended return.
Payments made via EFT or BPAY must contain the correct payment reference number. This will ensure that the payment is allocated correctly.
Can I cancel a payment that has been processed?
Once processed, a payment cannot be reversed.
If you have made an incorrect payment via EFT or BPay, RevenueSA are unable to stop the payment. Please contact your financial institution.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
When contacting us please provide your South Australian Taxpayer Number (if known), ABN, and organisation name.
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