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COVID-19 payroll tax relief

Businesses with annual Victorian taxable wages up to $3 million will have their payroll tax for the 2019-20 financial year waived.

Eligible businesses can claim a reimbursement of payroll tax already paid in the 2019-20 financial year.

Visit the State Revenue offiset website to learn more about COVID-19 payroll tax relief

Business Support Fund

The Business Support Fund provides $10,000 grants to small businesses that employ staff and are subject to closure or are highly impacted by the shutdown restrictions announced by the Victorian Government as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes businesses in the hardest hit sectors including:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (e.g. cafes, restaurants, caterers, hotels, motels)
  • Arts and Entertainment (e.g. cinemas, performing arts venues, creative spaces, performers, museums)
  • Health and Beauty Services (e.g. hairdressers, barbers, beauty therapists)
  • Sport and recreation (e.g. gyms, swimming pools, indoor climbing, play centres)
  • Tourism (e.g. tourist transport, tour operators, tour arrangement)
  • Retail, other than supermarket, groceries, liquor and pharmacy businesses
    Other Services (e.g. real estate agents).

Small businesses are eligible if they:

  • Employ staff
  • Have been subject to closure or are highly impacted by Restricted Activity Directions issued by the Deputy Chief Health Officer to-date External link (opens in same window).
  • Have a turnover of more than $75,000
  • Have payroll of less than $650,000
  • Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN at 16 March 2020 (date of the State of Emergency declaration)
  • Have been engaged in carrying out the operation of the business in the Australian State of Victoria on 16 March 2020.

Learn more about the Business Suport Fund and apply

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