NSW Government payroll rebate scheme extended to 2015

March 2014
The NSW payroll rebate scheme has been extended to 30 June 2015. Part of the Jobs Action Plan, the payroll rebate scheme was introduced in 2011 to help employers take on workers in new eligible employment. 

The scheme has been extended to 30 June 2015 and the rebate has also been increased from $4000 to $5000. 
How is the rebate paid?
The rebate is paid in two parts, on the first and second anniversary of employment of an additional person in a new job. 
Are you eligible?
To be eligible for the scheme, you must be registered as an employer and paying payroll tax in NSW. 
What is eligible employment?
If your employee meets the following conditions, then their employment may be eligible for the scheme:
  • They are employed full-time or part-time in a position that is a new job
  • Their employment commenced after 1 July 2011
  • Their employment is maintained for at least 2 years
  • Their services are performed mainly or wholly in NSW
  • Their employment isn't excluded from the scheme. 
Accessing the scheme

There are quite a few rules around who's eligible, the nature of their employment and how the rebate is calculated, so it's worth getting the advice of your accountant so that you can take full advantage of the rebate.

If you believe you're eligible and would like advice on how to access the rebate scheme, please call us on 02 9957 4033 or or via our contact form

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This article is provided for information purposes only and correct at the time of publication. It should not be used in place of advice from your accountant. Please contact us on 02 9957 4033 to discuss your specific circumstances.

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