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Taxation Issues for Employers

Published on 17 Feb 2004 | Took place at Novotel on Collins, Melbourne , VIC

In this competitive environment employers need to understand how to attract and retain the best employees. To ensure that you are not at a competitive disadvantage you need to understand:
- tax effective salary packaging
- the real cost of entertaining staff when you take into account FBT, tax deductibility and GST
- how to maximise the tax benefits of contributing to superannuation
- the best way to structure employee share plans to provide tax effective benefits to employees.

In addition, you need to make sure your obligations are being met. For example: Have you met your pay-roll tax and WorkCover obligations? Will you have insurance entitlements if an employee or contractor is injured?

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Individual sessions

An Introduction to Salary Packaging

Author(s):  Kevin LOCK This seminar paper covers the following topics:
- what is an effective salary package arrangement?
- why salary package?
- what are the key issues in structuring an effective package?
- what are the key watchouts?
- PAYG, Pay-roll tax, WorkCover, Super Guarantee.

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Establishing and Employment or Contractor Relationship

Author(s):  Krista FITZGERALD,  Melissa ALFREDINI Topics covered in this seminar paper include:
- pros and cons of each
- the documents
- the relationship
- the payments
- pay-roll tax, WorkCover, superannuation, PSI and GST issues.

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FBT and PRT on benefits

Author(s):  Noel BEHARIS This seminar paper covers the following topics:
- car benefits, car parking benefits, expense payment, property and minor fringe benefits
- the otherwise deductible rule
- the associate rule
- the interaction of FBT & GST
- how to classify between type 1 & type 2 benefits
- which benefits are GST creditable
- impact on third party providers
- compliance - the declarations.

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Author(s):  Craig BAKKER This seminar paper covers the following issues:
- tax deductibility
- pay-roll tax, WorkCover and GST issues
- compliance.

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Author(s):  David LILJA This presentation covers the following topics:
- using as an effective salary packaging tool
- pros and cons for the employee and employer
- traps
- expatriate employees.

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Employee Share Plans

Author(s):  Sarah BERNHARDT,  Adrian CHEK This seminar paper covers the following topics:
- choosing the right ESP for your HR objectives
- managing the tax information process
- likely tax impact of the new accounting standard, ie: expensing of ESPs
- pay-roll tax and ESPs.

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Termination Payments

Author(s):  Emmett WILKINSON This seminar paper covers the following topics:
- types of payments
- what is redundancy?
- PRT, WorkCover and GST.

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