‘Cumbersome, costly, frustrating’: What it’s like facing a $450,000 payroll tax bill

The bill remains on the balance sheet despite the NSW Government's tax audit pause, says Mathew Simpson.
Sarah Simpkins
Mathew Simpson.

Dr Tonya Coren and her husband Mathew Simpson were issued a $450,000 retrospective payroll tax bill last month and a three-week deadline to pay in full.

The owners of First Light Healthcare, which runs two GP practices in Byron Bay and Ballina, started dealing with the audit from Revenue NSW in 2022 before their organisation received the bill approximately 12 months later.