What is Long Service levy?

The New South Wales Parliament has put a levy on building and construction work costing $25,000 and above (inclusive of GST) in New South Wales. The levy is paid into a fund administered by the Long Service Corporation, and from this fund, the Corporation makes long service payments to building and construction workers.

The Levy is payable for building and construction projects costing $25,000 and above (inclusive of GST) and is payable online, at local councils or direct to the Corporation.

For work requiring approval by a consenting or certifying authority (local council, private certifier and/or government body), the consenting or certifying authority may determine the cost of the work for the purpose of calculating the levy payable or else the cost of the work is the contract price. The Corporation may also determine the cost of the building work where there is no contract price or the building work does not require approval by a consenting or certifying authority.  Contact the Corporation for further advice on 13 14 41.

The current levy rate is 0.35 % of the value of building and construction works costing $25,000 or more (inclusive of GST).

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