The Boosting Apprenticeships Commencements scheme reimburses eligible businesses up to 50 per cent of wages paid to an apprentice or trainee, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.
The scheme applies to apprentices or trainees who commence training between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021.
During this period, any wages that are reimbursed under the scheme will be exempt from payroll tax.
Information about how to claim the exemption in payroll tax returns will be provided soon.
See the Minister's media statement.