Employee vs contractor

Generally, nannies, housekeepers and most domestic staff or carers are seen by the ATO & FWO as employees rather than contractors. This doesn’t mean they can’t be genuine independent contractors. Each situation needs to be assessed individually. The ATO use to...

ATO super crackdown

Since 2017, the ATO has been collecting employee payslips to manage to national tax gap. The most recent National ATO Audit Report concluded that many employers haven’t been paying superannuation to their employees on time or at all. Because of reports of large...

Superannuation increases to 11%

Superannuation guarantee is set to increase from 10.5% to 11%. This will take effect from 1 July 2023. The super rate is legislated to increase to 12% by 2025. If the rate you pay your nanny is inclusive of superannuation, this will decrease the rate of your nanny’s...

Single Touch Payroll – update

Individual household employers, hiring through a Withholding PAYG Number (WPN) were due to start the compulsory Single Touch Payroll (STP) compliance as at July 1 2022. This has just been extended up to 2033. So if you are employing your domestic staff as an...

Single Touch Payroll Exemption

From July 1, Single Touch Payroll (STP) starts for employers with less than 20 employees. STP is a new way of reporting tax and super information to the ATO. This will be done each time you run a payroll, the details of the payslip will be sent to the ATO...