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Coal LSL relies on the information in Levy Advice forms to accurately maintain records of eligible employees’ entitlements.
Employers must submit an Adjustment Levy Advice form as soon as a levy return error is discovered.
An Adjustment Levy Advice form is required when a payment is required to be made by an employer to Coal LSL.
When a refund is required to be made by Coal LSL to an employer, a Refund Request form is required.
Note: when completing the form electronically, ensure full functionality of fillable fields by downloading the form to your computer before completing it.
1. ENTER YOUR EMPLOYER DETAILS
2. SELECT THE MONTH AND YEAR
Choose the month and year for which the Adjustment Levy Advice form applies. You must complete one Adjustment Levy Advice form per month in which a reporting error occurred.
3. COMPLETE THE ENTRANTS SECTION
This section is where you record eligible employees who commenced being eligible that month but were missed off the original Levy Advice form.
If you are unsure of a new employee’s LSL number, please leave the LSL number area blank.
4. COMPLETE THE EXITS SECTION
This section is where you record employees who are ceasing to be eligible and were missed off the original Levy Advice form or whose cessation date needs to be amended.
Ensure you have selected the cessation code which accurately reflects the reason that individual ceased to be an eligible employee. Providing an incorrect cessation code can affect an eligible employee’s ability to access their entitlement.
5. COMPLETE THE PERIODS OF UNAUTHORISED ABSENCE OR PERIODS OF UNPAID LEAVE (L) AND PERIODS OF WORKERS COMPENSATION LEAVE (W) SECTION
Periods of unauthorised absence and unpaid leave
This section is for periods of unpaid leave for full-time and part-time eligible employees only, who were missed off the original Levy Advice form, or who were on the original form but whose leave without pay or workers compensation dates need to be amended.
If an employee is full-time or part-time but did not work as an eligible employee during the month (e.g. unauthorised leave, unpaid leave or workers compensation), and is not ceasing to be an eligible employee, they must be recorded in this section as well as the Employee Details section.
Casual employees must not be included in this section. If a casual employee did not work within the month, they should be recorded in the employee details section with zero hours.
Periods of workers compensation leave
This section should include all eligible employees, including casual employees, who received workers compensation that month.
6. COMPLETE EMPLOYEE DETAILS SECTION
In this section, include every eligible employee from the above-mentioned sections (i.e. those who were missed off the original Levy Advice form or who were on the original form but whose leave without pay or workers compensation dates need to be amended).
Also include employees missed off the original Levy Advice form who did not receive an eligible wage during that month.
Helpful hint: you can access information in the Current Employees section of Online Services. Here you will be able to see all eligible employees and their LSL number we have recorded for your organisation.
7. SUBMIT YOUR ADJUSTMENT PAYMENT
If you have underpaid levies, submit your adjustment payment as soon as possible using the bank details provided on the form. Quote your company ID as the reference.
For overpaid levies, complete a Refund Request.
Below are the common errors and prompts that can appear in the Adjustment Levy Advice form.
ORANGE HIGHLIGHTED BOXES
If field(s) become highlighted in orange, you have not filled in all information required. Review and complete all the highlighted cells.
RED HIGHLIGHTED BOXES
If field(s) become highlighted in red, either:
Review the information entered and ensure you have selected the correct month and year (located at the top right of the form) for that levy period.
RED TEXT BOX ERROR MESSAGE ‘PLEASE CHECK LEVY AMOUNT’
If this message appears at the top of the form next to ‘Total Levy Payable’, there is a mistake with your calculation of the levy rate for an eligible wage. Check you have the correct levy rate for each eligible wage.
The levy rate on all eligible wages paid on or after 1 July 2023 is 2.7%. More information about levy rates is available on our FAQs page.
Pop-up messages with helpful hints are built into the form to assist as you complete the form. You can see these by clicking on a cell or if a cell is highlighted, you can hover over the cell to read why.
All forms need to be submitted via Online Services in the supplied Microsoft Excel format (.xlsx). View our support page for further instructions on how to submit your Adjustment Levy Advice form online.
Important: make sure to quote your company ID as reference when banking funds.
For questions, please call 1300 852 625 from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.00pm (AEST/AEDT when in operation).