Payroll tax periodic return tutorial

This guide will help you lodge a payroll tax periodic return using OSRconnect.

Before you begin, ensure that:

On the Lodgement Obligations tab:

  1. Locate the periodic return you wish to complete by viewing the Period column.
  2. Select Create to display the return.

Note: If you see a transaction number in the Transaction No. column, the return has been saved in draft. You can click on this number to open that return.

Payroll tax periodic return lodgement obligations screen

Your client and period details will appear automatically on this screen.

  1. You can enter your own reference (optional).
  2. Select Save at any time to save your data. This will generate the transaction number (which will also become your payment reference number).
  3. Select Exit to return to the Lodgement Obligations tab.
  4. Click Next to continue.

Note: The Due Date field will populate later.

Payroll tax periodic return identification screen

Do not include non-taxable wages in this section. Declare payments to apprentices and trainees separately to claim a rebate. Learn about taxable wages.

  1. Choose from the 2 options:
  • I need to calculate my payroll tax liability.
    Select this option if you want the system to calculate your liability.
    • If your status is grouped, enter your Queensland taxable wages for the period.
    • If your status is non-grouped, enter your Queensland taxable wages and answer the question: ‘Did you pay interstate wages?’
      Your answer will then determine whether a fixed periodic deduction or actual deduction is applicable.
    • If you are a designated group employer, enter your Queensland taxable wages and a fixed periodic deduction.
    • Select Calculate to populate the periodic liability information.
    • Select Next to continue.
  • I already know my payroll tax liability.
    Select this option if you have calculated your periodic liability yourself - you can use our payroll tax calculator to work out your periodic liability.
    • Enter the Periodic Liability that you have calculated, or enter 0 if the return is nil.
    • Select Next to continue.

OSRconnect will display the amount of payroll tax payable, with interest (if applicable).

  1. Select Save - the transaction number will be displayed in a pop-up box that you can then close by clicking the X button.
  2. Click Print preview to view and/or print a draft copy of the return details.
  3. Click the X button to return to the Liabilities screen.
  4. Click Next to continue.

Note: Saving or viewing the summary page at this point does not mean that you have submitted your return.

Payroll tax periodic return liabilities screen

Enter your personal details here. The fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

  1. As an authorised lodger, you must declare that the information provided is true and correct.
  2. Select Save to save all data entered.
  3. Select Print preview to print a summary of the information entered to this point.
  4. Select Submit to lodge your periodic return.

Payroll tax periodic return declaration stage

A Submit Now? pop-up box will appear.

  1. Select Submit to confirm that you are ready to lodge the return.

A Confirmation page will display when your return has been submitted successfully. It will show a breakdown of the primary payroll tax liability, any unpaid tax interest (if applicable), due date, unpaid tax interest start date and payment method options.

  1. Select Print to print a copy of your confirmation.

Note: If paying by cheque, you need to send this confirmation page with the cheque.

If you have recorded your bank details in OSRconnect for direct debit, you will be given a Pay Now option. Otherwise, click the Exit button at the bottom of the screen to close the confirmation, and use one of our other payment options.

Payroll tax periodic return confirmation screen