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Payroll tax registration

08 May 2019

Public Service Announcement

Payroll tax registration

The Department of Finance reminds employers to register with Nunavut Payroll Tax within 21 days of an employee’s first paycheck.

The payroll tax rate is two per cent of taxable wages per employee working in Nunavut. It is the employers’ responsibility to deduct the taxes and make payments to the Government of Nunavut.

Employers should also update their contact information and make payments on time to avoid penalties.

The payroll tax – application for registration form is available at It can be submitted by email to

For more information, please call 1-800-316-3324 or email


Media Contact:

Weichien Chan
Manager, Communications
Department of Finance