Qld Government – Coronavirus Industry Recovery Package

$500 million loan facility

On 17 March 2020, the Palaszczuk Government announced they would create a $500 million loan facility, interest free for the first 12 months, to support small businesses to keep Queenslanders in work.

Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the $500 million concessional loan facility would comprise loans of up to $250,000 with an initial 12-month interest free period for businesses to retain staff.

Details of the concessional loans will be available at www.qrida.qld.gov.au from the end of this week.

Payroll tax

Queensland payroll tax returns are not due for lodgement or payment before 31 July 2020.

Return period Normal due date Deferred due date
February 9 March 2020 3 August 2020
March 7 April 2020 3 August 2020
Jan- Mar quarter 7 April 2020 3 August 2020
April 7 April 2020 3 August 2020
May 8 June 2020 3 August 2020
2019-20 annual 21 July 2020 3 August 2020

During this time if you want, you can lodge your returns but not pay them – this may help you keep track of your liabilities. You can also choose to continue lodging and paying as usual.


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