Payroll Tax Rate Calculator

Variable PRT Calculator

The Government has announced amendments to the Payroll Tax Act 2009 to reduce payroll tax for small businesses.

With these amendments, from 1 January 2019, businesses with annual taxable wages of up to $1.5 million will be exempt from payroll tax and those with wages between $1.5 million and $1.7 million will benefit from a reduced payroll tax rate. The legislative amendments to implement the above measures are contained in the Payroll Tax (Exemption for Small Business) Bill 2018 (the “Bill”), which was introduced into Parliament on 20 June 2018.

This rate calculator will be updated once the Bill comes into force as an Act.



Calculate your rate here for 2017-2018

Enter total Australian wages (if you are part of a group, please enter your group's total Australian wages) for the full financial year*




*NOTE: the rate is based on annualised wages. e.g. If you employ for only 150 days in the year and the wages paid during that period is $630 000, your annualised wages total would be calculated as follows:
$630 000/150 multiplied by 365 or 366 days. Your annualised wages would therefore be $1 533 000.