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Businesses that increase the number of NSW full-time employees receive a payroll tax rebate following the employment of each additional NSW employee in a position that is a new job.

  • All new jobs from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2019
  • Paid in two parts:
    1. After the first anniversary of employment – $ 2,000
    2. After the second anniversary of employment – $ 3,000

Employers must register the employment of a person in a position that is new and advise the number of NSW full time employees immediately before the position was filled.

To apply:

  • Ensure the business is registered and paying payroll tax in NSW
  • Register within 90 days of employment to which the application relates commences

Eligible employment

  • The employment commences on or after 1 July 2011, and the person is employed (full time or part time) in a position that is a new job
  • The employment is maintained for the minimum employment period, and the services of the employee are performed wholly or mainly in NSW
  • Employment is maintained if there is always a person employed in the position for which the rebate is claimed, also; A vacancy in the position may be disregarded if the number of days vacant does not exceed a total of 30 days in each year of employment for the rebate is claimed.


  • Any wages paid by the employer to the person that are not taxable wages
  • The employer is entitled to a rebate under the Payroll Tax Act 2007 (apprentice/trainee rebate)
  • A rebate, subsidy or other assistance is payable to the employer for the employment of the person by the State



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