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Completing your SA monthly payroll return online and pay by Electronic Payment Authority


Welcome to RevenueSA’s educational video
series. In this video we will look at how to calculate,
lodge and pay a monthly payroll tax return. This video is applicable to taxpayers who
pay their payroll tax via an electronic payment authority. Monthly payroll tax returns are due on the
7th of each month. For example your March return is due by the 7th of April. Returns are accepted on the next business
day when the 7th falls on a weekend or public holiday. If you are unable to pay it is important you
contact RevenueSA before the due date to discuss options available to avoid or minimise penalties. Payroll tax return lodgement dates for the
current financial year are available on RevenueSA’s website. Monthly returns are lodged online using RevenueSA
Online. Your logon details have been provided to your
organisation’s nominated administrators. If you need assistance when using RevenueSA
Online, a process guide on how to complete your monthly return is available from the
Help link. Select Monthly Returns from the Payroll Tax
menu to lodge or view monthly returns. Select the month you want to lodge a return
for by clicking anywhere on that row. Enter your wage component details for the
month. If you have not paid any wages in a particular category, leave the field blank.
Enter amounts in whole dollars only. The estimated deduction entitlement will be
populated automatically. You can change the deduction amount, but in most cases it will
remain as calculated. Once you have entered your wage components,
the tax payable will be automatically calculated for the return period based on the estimated
tax rate. Review the information you have entered and
the tax payable. If you wish to save the calculation and authorise
payment at a later stage, click on the Save button. To proceed with the payment, select the Authorise
Payment button. The Payment Date field will default to today’s
date. However, you can set your payment to be debited from your account on the due date. For example, if you complete your July return
on the 31st July you can enter a payment date between 31st July and the due date of the
7th of August. Using this function will ensure that you pay
on time and avoid receiving a penalty. This functionality can be useful if you are going
on leave or have other work commitments on the due date. Your nominated bank account will be displayed.
If you have more than one nominated bank account, you can select it from the drop-down list. To authorise the payment enter your password
and click on Submit. Once submitted, the summary details of your
payment will appear. A payment receipt will be created. Click on
the link to open the receipt. The Payroll Tax Return Declaration is displayed. The payment will be automatically debited
from your nominated bank account. The payment will show under the Amount Paid
column on the Monthly Returns screen. If you have no tax payable for the month a
Nil return must still be lodged. Simply follow the same steps as lodging a
return. Once you have entered the wage components, if the tax payable displays zero, click on
the Lodge Nil Return button and a nil return will be submitted to RevenueSA. A message will display asking for you to confirm
you are reporting zero (0) tax payable for the period. Once confirmed a Payment Advice is created,
click on the link to open the Advice. The Payroll Tax Return Declaration for the
return period will indicate no payment due. There may be circumstances where you need
to modify a return, for example, you may need to update your wage details. To modify a return, click on the month you
wish to modify. Your current return information is displayed.
Any previous payments you have authorised for the return period will appear at the bottom
of the screen. Click on the Modify button. Update wage components as required. The tax
payable will be automatically recalculated. Review the information you have entered and
the tax payable. This may result in you needing to make an
additional payment. To proceed with the additional payment, select the Authorise Payment button. Check the payment details including the payment
date and bank account. To authorise the payment, enter your password
then click on Submit. Once submitted the payment will be automatically
debited from your nominated bank account and the summary details of your payment will appear
at the bottom of the screen. Click on the link to open the Receipt. Alternatively, modifying your return may result
in an overpayment. After updating your wage details ensure you click on the Save button. If you have overpaid your monthly payroll
tax, you have two options. The first option, is to underpay the next
month by the amount of the overpayment. Alternatively, you can request a refund by
emailing [email protected] with full details of the overpayment. For more information go to revenuesa.sa.gov.au
and select Payroll Tax from the Taxes, Duties and Levies menu. In addition to the information on our website
we also conduct regular payroll tax webinars. To register for a webinar, select the Educational
Webinars link from the Connect with Us section of RevenueSA’s home page. That brings us to the end of this educational
video. If you require any additional assistance please
contact us.

Norman Bunn

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