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17 March 2020 - WA State Government Stimulus Package

The WA State Government has just announced a stimulus package in response to the Corona virus outbreak. The main help to WA businesses is some payroll tax relief as outlined below.

“Payroll tax paying businesses with a payroll between $1 million and $4 million will receive a one-off grant of $17,500 to assist them to manage the impacts of COVID-19.It's expected 7,400 Western Australian businesses will benefit from the grant.

The McGowan Government will fast-track additional payroll tax relief for small businesses, with the payroll tax threshold increasing to $1 million from July 1, 2020, six months earlier than planned.

The $114 million payroll tax announcement builds on the payroll tax package announced by the Government in October. As part of the package announced last year, the payroll threshold increased to $950,000 from January 1, 2020, and was due to increase again to $1 million from January 1, 2021.

11,000 Western Australian businesses will benefit from the cut in payroll tax.

In addition, small and medium sized businesses affected by COVID-19 can now apply to defer payment of their 2019-20 payroll tax until July 21, 2020.

The deferral is available to employers who pay $7.5 million or less in Australian Taxable Wages and have been directly or indirectly impacted by COVID-19, compared to normal operating conditions”

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