PLEASE NOTE: Changes to the registration threshold and rate of payroll tax occurred from 1 January 2019.

From 1 January 2019, businesses with annual Australian wide wages:

  • $1.5 million or less are no longer liable for payroll tax.
  • between $1.5 million and $1.7 million benefit from a reduced payroll tax rate.

For businesses grouped for payroll tax the $1.5 million threshold relates to the total taxable wages of all group members.

There are no changes for business with wages above $1.7 million.

Please note, business with wages below $1.5 million are still required to lodge a 2018-19 Annual Reconciliation.

  • For employers with wages above $1.7 million, the payroll tax rate is 4.95%.

    Your rate is calculated on your Australia wide annual wages (or group wages), this means, your wages before the deduction entitlement is subtracted.

  • You must lodge your Annual Reconciliation online at between Monday, 1 July 2019 and Monday, 22 July 2019.

    Link to Lodge your Annual Reconciliation

    RevenueSA Online has replaced RevNet, but uses the same username and password credentials.

    See the RevenueSA Online page for more details on this online portal.

    You can also use our AR checklist to prepare the information you need for your annual reconciliation.

  • You can reset your password in RevenueSA Online.

    See the Reset Password help (PDF 130KB) help for assistance.

  • Help guides are available to assist you in using RevenueSA Online to complete your 2018-19 Annual Reconciliation.

    Start (PDF 132KB)

    Status (PDF 187KB)

    SA Wages (PDF 165KB)

    SA Wage Details (PDF 144KB) (2018-19 financial year only)

    Interstate Wages (PDF 92KB)

    Group Wages (PDF 254KB)

    Reconciliation Calculation (PDF 131KB)

    Tax Payable Calculation (PDF 176KB) (2018-19 financial year only)

    Deduction Allocation (PDF 122KB)

    Estimates (PDF 188KB)

    Declaration (PDF 857KB)

    Modify an Annual Reconciliation (PDF 119KB)

    Pay by Electronic Payment Authority (EPA) (PDF 164KB)

    Generate a Payment Advice to pay by EFT, BPAY or Cheque (PDF 115KB)

    View/Download Annual Reconciliation Report (PDF 116KB)

    Void Payment – Electronic Payment Authority (EPA) (PDF 108KB)

    You can also access these from within RevenueSA Online. The help icon on each screen will take you directly to the relevant Help.

  • For the 2018-19 year, the maximum payroll tax deduction entitlement is $600,000. However this may vary based on group status and Australia wide wages.

    You may have heard that the threshold increased to $1.5 million from 1 January 2019, however there was no change to the deduction entitlement. The threshold relates only to when an employer must register for payroll tax. That is, if an employer’s Australia wide wages exceed $1.5 million they must register.

    For 2018-19, the deduction will be split over the 2 periods:

    • 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018 (period 1)
    • 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019 (period 2)

    The amount of deduction for each period will be determined based on the wages paid in each period.

    RevenueSA Online will calculate the applicable payroll tax deduction for each period.


    An employer pays 75% of their wages during period 1 (1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018) and 25% of their wages during period 2 (1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019). Assuming the employers receives the maximum deduction entitlement of $600,000, their deduction for 2018-19 would be split as follows:

    Period 1      $450,000

    Period 2       $150,000

    Total             $600,000

  • Employers sometimes make lump sum payments. This can include superannuation top ups, fringe benefits and bonuses.

    If these payments relate to the full financial year you can split them across the 2 periods.

    For example, an employer pays an employee a $5,000 bonus in recognition of their work through the financial year.  The payment is made in June.

    As the payment relates to the whole financial year, they can declare $2,500 in period 1 (1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018) and $2,500 in period 2 (1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019).

  • While completing your Annual Reconciliation, it’s a good time to check that the contact details and organisation name on RevenueSA Online are correct.

    If they are not, please update the information to ensure any correspondence is sent to the correct address.

    See the Update Details help (PDF 108KB) help for assistance.

  • If your organisation is part of a group the Designated Group Employer (DGE) is required to lodge first before other group members. This allows the DGE to distribute any unused deduction entitlement to group member/s. When the group member subsequently lodges, the remaining deduction will be allocated resulting in the correct tax being calculated.

  • Each employer is allocated a status which indicates if they are part of a group or a single employer. Statuses are:

    Non Group Employer (NGE)An organisation that is not grouped with any other organisation.
    Designated Group Employer (DGE)The nominated member of a payroll tax group entitled to claim the group’s payroll tax deduction entitlement.
    Grouped Employer (GE)Member of a payroll tax group. Not entitled to claim a payroll tax deduction.

    As part of your Annual Reconciliation, you will be asked to confirm if your status code is correct. Please select:

    • YES if your status code is correct.
    • NO if your status code is not correct.

    If it is not correct you will be able to amend your status code.

    See the Status help (PDF 187KB) help for assistance.

    If you are a Nominated Single Lodger (NSL) you cannot change your status as part of the Annual Reconciliation lodgement. Please contact RevenueSA before you commence your Annual Reconciliation to change your status.

  • If your organisation ceased employing in South Australia during 2018-19, you will submit your final return in the Annual Reconciliation. When prompted select YES to the question ‘Did you cease paying wages in South Australia during 2018-19?’.

    You will be asked if you want to cancel your registration and you will be required to enter a date of cancellation (the date you ceased paying wages in South Australia) and a reason for the cancellation (from a drop down list).

  • If you have overpaid your 2018-19 payroll tax, you will be prompted to enter your bank account details during the Annual Reconciliation. A refund will be paid to you via Direct Credit.

  • If you cannot finalise your Annual Reconciliation by 22 July 2019 please contact RevenueSA at or on (08) 8226 3750 (select option 5) for advice.

    Late lodgement of the Annual Reconciliation may result in interest and/or penalty tax being applied.

  • Details of any outstanding tax from previous year(s) and/or interest and penalty tax applied from monthly default assessments issued during 2018-19 will be summarised in the Annual Reconciliation.

    All requests for remissions of default interest and penalty tax must be emailed to

    Remission can only be considered after your Annual Reconciliation has been submitted on RevenueSA Online.

  • You can modify your 2018-19 Annual Reconciliation after it has been submitted by logging into RevenueSA Online and selecting the modify button in the ‘action’ section against the Annual Reconciliation. This will allow you to modify the required data and resubmit.

    See the Modify an Annual Reconciliation (PDF 119KB) help for assistance.

  • Changes to the registration threshold and rate of payroll tax occurred from 1 January 2019.

    For the 2018-19 Annual Reconciliation, after entering your South Australian wage components, you will need to provide your total South Australian wages split into 2 periods:

    • 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018 (period 1)
    • 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019 (period 2)

    RevenueSA Online will calculate your payroll tax payable for each period.

    See the SA Wage Details (PDF 144KB) help for assistance.

  • In your 2017-18 Annual Reconciliation, and for your monthly returns, you were only required to provide an estimate of your wages.

    As there has been a change in the payroll tax during the financial year, you need to declare the wages paid in each period so that payroll tax can be calculated at the correct rate for the period the wages were paid.

  • The July 2019 monthly return will be open on RevenueSA Online from 23 July 2019 and must be lodged by 7 August 2019.