Some wages are exempt from payroll tax. These include:
  • Primary and secondary caregiver leave (formerly adoption and maternity parental leave).
  • Commonwealth paid parental leave.
  • Contributions to redundancy benefit schemes.
  • Wages paid to employees absent from work to volunteer as firefighters or respond to other emergencies.
  • Wages paid to a person while on military leave as a member of the Defence Forces.
  • Bone fide redundancy or early retirement payments.
  • Wages paid from non-profit group training organisations. From 1 July 2018, this also includes for-profit group training organisations.