Payroll Tax Exemption—Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Government is delivering a $120 million Jobs Rescue and Recovery plan to help keep Territorians in jobs.

The payroll tax exemption for hiring has been extended.

The payroll tax exemption for hiring Territory employees has been extended to June 30, 2021.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

Eligibility 

Employers may be eligible for a payroll tax exemption for up to two years in relation to wages paid to:

  • a Territory resident who, when hired, increases the total number of Territory residents employed by that business;
  • an existing employee of a business, who relocates from living interstate or overseas to reside in the Territory as their principal place of residence; or
  • a Territory resident hired to replace a former employee who resides interstate or overseas.

How to apply

For more information on eligibility for employers, go to the Department of Treasury and Finance website.

FAQs

Employers may be eligible for a payroll tax exemption for up to two years in relation to wages paid to:

  • a Territory resident who, when hired, increases the total number of Territory residents employed by that business;
  • an existing employee of a business, who relocates from living interstate or overseas to reside in the Territory as their principal place of residence; or
  • a Territory resident hired to replace a former employee who resides interstate or overseas.

For more information on eligibility for employers, go to the Department of Treasury and Finance website.

Payroll Tax Exemption - Northern Territory - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who is eligible?

Employers may be eligible for a payroll tax exemption for up to two years in relation to wages paid to:

  • a Territory resident who, when hired, increases the total number of Territory residents employed by that business;
  • an existing employee of a business, who relocates from living interstate or overseas to reside in the Territory as their principal place of residence; or
  • a Territory resident hired to replace a former employee who resides interstate or overseas.

How to apply?

For more information on eligibility for employers, go to the Department of Treasury and Finance website.

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