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PTX Admin Systems and Processes


Payroll Tax Express is your secure online portal for administering and lodging your payroll tax with the State Revenue Office.

We've made it is easy as possible for you to register, lodge your monthly returns and annual reconciliation, pay your tax, and keep your details up to date.

Payroll Tax Express is also an AUSkey compatible system.

All administrative functions can be accessed from the menu on the side or from the home page.

You can update financial year wage estimates and employment periods by selecting ‘update employer details’. Keeping this information up to date ensures you receive an accurate deduction entitlement as part of your monthly returns.

You can also update your contact details for correspondence from the home page, which also includes due dates and helpful tips for getting the most out of Payroll Tax Express.

To make paying easier and quicker, you can set up an online payment account. If you do this, you only need to complete a one-off registration for your nominated account through our secure Westpac system. You then simply authorise the payment, via Payroll Tax Express, for each return you lodge without needing to enter reference numbers.

Payroll Tax Express also lets you set up dual authorisation for a second tier approver to authorise payment before it is debited from a nominated account. To set up dual authorisation, select ‘update online payment authorisation details’, tick the box and select a payment administrator to authorise the payment.

To lodge your monthly return, select ‘lodge monthly return’ and you will see the return period displayed at the top of the screen. If you need to re-lodge a previous return because of an incorrect declaration, select the relevant period. 

You must lodge your return and pay by the due date, which is generally the seventh day of the following month. The due date is also displayed at the top of the screen.

A reduced regional rate of 3.65% is available to employers based in regional Victoria who pay at least 85% of wages to regional employees.

If you are eligible for the regional rate, select the checkbox.

More information about the reduced rate can be found at 

You can either enter your gross taxable Victorian wages or enter your wage components, which will help you capture all necessary payments. If you need help, click on the question mark icons.

Once the wages for the reconciliation period are entered, you need to lodge the return. Once you have lodged, you can download an electronic copy via the lodgement screen.

You can pay your tax using one of a number of methods. If you have set up an online payment account, select the ‘pay online’ button to authorise payment from your nominated account.

Payments can also be future dated meaning you can lodge early and schedule your payment at the same time.

Take care entering the reference numbers for EFT and BPAY payments because they change each month.

You can also pay using Visa or MasterCard.

If you have any questions about payroll tax express, please give us a call on 13 21 61.