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 cracks down on utes

There’s a rumour swirling from the Australian Taxation Office that its employees like to go to weekend footy – but not to watch the game .The rumour is that the ATO goes to the footy at the weekend and checks the number plates of all the utes because it is a giveaway that they are…

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ATO leading financial crime taskforces

Two taskforces targeting phoenix businesses and the misuse of trust structures led by the ATO have been newly prescribed, enabling the ATO to share tax-related intelligence and data with other agencies. The Trust Taskforce comprises the ATO, Australian Federal Police, Australian Crime Commission, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Australian Government…

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