When is a contractor really an employee?

Fines of up to A$63,000 per breach of getting it wrong In Australia, 23 per cent of employers say they now regularly engage contract or temporary staff – with another 44 per cent employing them for special projects – according to the 2017 Hays Salary Guide. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates there are one…

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ATO renews focus on car deductions

The tax office has restated its examination of people who claim more than they are entitled to around a car travel deductions as part of a broader compliance crackdown. The ATO noted that over 3.75 million people made a work-related car expense claim in 2016-17, totalling around $8.8 billion, of which around 870,000 claimed the…

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