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CONTRACTOR vs. EMPLOYEE – EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS
Are you sure that someone working for your company is a contractor? Could they be an employee? Or vice versa?
It’s time to check and get it right. The ATO is increasing its audit activity of ‘contractor vs employee’ obligations. Within your company there may be many different working arrangements and it’s your responsibility to get it right for each individual. Getting it wrong could mean penalties apply.
Employers are obligated in many areas including PAYG Tax, Superannuation and Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT). Your obligations will vary depending on your determination of whether someone is a contractor or an employee.
May not be applicable if Contractor provides materials as well as labour and/or delegates the work
Yes, if eligible Employee, pay at least every quarter
Hourly Rate Payable
Yes, pay a higher hourly rate
May not be applicable if Contractor has his/her own insurance policy
PAYG Withholding Tax
No, unless by agreement
May be applicable if Contractor is registered for GST
Taxable Payments Report
Yes, if Contractor has undertaken work within the Construction and Building Services industry
Employment Engagement Period
Contractor may leave at any time – Check any end-of-contract obligations
Employee secure – Check your pay and tax obligations for disengagement
*Obligations to a Contractor may vary depending on the structure of a Contractor’s business (company, trust, sole trader).
The ATO website has a chart you might use to help you determine whether someone is a contractor or an employee. Link: https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Employee-or-contractor/Difference-between-employees-and-contractors/
It’s not a choice and there are rules, so ask us at YML Group to help you come to the right conclusion about your workers and meet your obligations in your business’s circumstances.
How can YML help?
Talk to our Accountants today to see how YML Chartered Accountants can assist you with your employer obligations. Contact us on (02) 8383 4400 or by visiting the Contact Us page on our website.