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January 11
Employer warning regarding labour hire payroll processors

Have you recently contracted your payroll processing function to another company who pays your employee wages, benefits, PAYG, superannuation and payroll tax on your behalf?

Recent audits have identified that some payroll processors (particularly those using ‘labour hire’ contracts) are not passing on payroll taxes to relevant state revenue offices despite receiving payments from the employer.

It is strongly recommended that you conduct appropriate due diligence before engaging a payroll processor to perform these services.

If you have a payroll processor:

1. Ask for proof that they have passed on payroll tax to the Territory Revenue Office.

2. If you are unsure that payment has been made, contact us on 1300 305 353. Contact details for other State and Territory Revenue Offices are available at www.payrolltax.gov.au.

In the cases seen to date, the labour hire contract is not a genuine labour hire agreement, which means employers have to pay further amounts to meet their outstanding tax liabilities, while trying to recover the payment already made to the payroll processor.

Notify the Territory Revenue Office if you have been approached recently by labour hire payroll processors offering to help your business as your information could save others from the scam. 

January 09
Capital Recognition Deduction factors 1 July to 31 December 2017 period

The Capital Recognition Deduction factors, calculated pursuant to sections 4C(1)(b) and 4C(6) of the Mineral Royalty Act, for the period 1 July to 31 December 2017 have been approved  by the Secretary, an updated schedule is available in Royalty Guideline RG- MRA- 007: CRD Factors.

December 07
Office closure

Please note that the Territory Revenue Office will be closed from 4.00pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

November 14
Northern Territory Revenue Discussion Paper

​The Government has released the Northern Territory Revenue Discussion Paper to consult with Territorians on the future of our taxes and royalties.

July 25
Capital Recognition Deduction factors 1 January to 30 June 2017 period

The Capital Recognition Deduction factors, calculated pursuant to sections 4C(1)(b) and 4C(6) of the Mineral Royalty Act, for the period 1 January to 30 June 2017 have been approved by the Secretary, an updated schedule is available Royalty Guideline RG MRA- 007: CRD Factors.

July 06
Payroll tax June and annual adjustment return

​The payroll tax June and annual adjustment return is due to be lodged, and any tax paid, by 21 July. The return must be lodged through the INTRA system.

If you do not have a current user within your organisation, you can apply for user registration here. Due to increased demand at this time of year, you are strongly urged to have your application for user registration submitted by 14 July to allow sufficient time for processing before the return and payment is due.

May 02
2017-18 Budget Measures

​The 2017-18 Budget measures have been announced by the Treasurer and include changes to the stamp duty rate for the purchase of high value property and other miscellaneous amendments. For further information, view the Revenue Circular.

Revenue Circular – RC-GEN-019 2017-18 Budget Measures 

The Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 and accompanying Explanatory Statement provide for these amendments.

Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

February 09
Revenue Unit equal to $1.15 from 1 July 2017

​There is no change in the value of the revenue unit from 1 July 2017. Accordingly, the value of a revenue unit continues to be $1.15, its value since 1 July 2015.

Further information on the application of revenue units to calculating government fees and charges can be found at the Territory Revenue Office’s Revenue Units page.

January 17
Commissioner of Territory Revenue

​Grant Parsons has retired as Assistant Under Treasurer and Commissioner of Territory Revenue, effective 23 December 2016, and Mick Butler has been appointed Acting Commissioner subject to recruitment action being undertaken in due course.

By way of background, Mick has held various executive positions in the Department of Treasury and Finance and the former Department of Business, and was most recently employed in the role of Senior Director Revenue with the Territory Revenue Office.

January 10
Capital Recognition Deduction factors for 1 July to 31 December 2016 period

​The Capital Recognition Deduction factors, calculated pursuant to sections 4C(1)(b) and 4C(6) of the Mineral Royalty Act, for the period 1 July to 31 December 2016 have been approved by the Secretary. An updated schedule is available in Royalty Guideline RG-MRA-007: CRD Factors.

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