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Payroll tax for employers

28 July 2022

Public Service Announcement

Payroll tax for employers

The Department of Finance reminds employers that businesses are required to remit and pay the two per cent payroll tax on time. Remittance payments are due on the 20th of the month following each remitting period. Employers who remit later than the 20th will be subjected to penalties.

Employers should register their businesses with Nunavut Payroll Tax within 21 days of an employee’s first paycheck. An employer is a person who has a business and pays themselves or an employee working in Nunavut.

Employers are also encouraged to make payments through online wire transfers or through credit card authorized forms. For employer payroll tax forms (Remittance Form, Payroll Tax Annual Return Form and Credit Card Payment Form), visit

To submit completed forms and for further information, please email


Media Contact:

Weichien Chan
Manager, Communications
Department of Finance