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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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