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Personal services income seminar paper


This paper continues the examination of the increasingly complex web of taxation issues relating to employment, this time from a contractor or employee perspective. Issues covered include:

  • personal services income
  • deductions
  • income derived through and deductions available to an entity
  • personal services businesses
  • the various tests which must be satisfied - the results test, the unrelated clients test, the employment test and the business premises test
  • agents
  • Part IVA.

Author profile:

Rob has been in practice for more than 30 years, originally in South Africa and since 1986 in Australia. He is admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He holds degrees in commerce (B.Comm) and law (LL.B.) and a Master of Laws (Income Tax). He also has post graduate diplomas in income tax and a post graduate diploma in corporate law. He is a past State Chairman of the Taxation Institute. He has also served on the Revenue Committee of the Law Society. He continues to serve on the Taxation Committee of the Law Council of Australia. He has given a number of papers to the Taxation Institute, the Australian Society of CPAs, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Law Society of Western Australia in the past. He is the principal of Sceales & Company, established in 1994. The firm practises in Taxation, Commercial and Corporate Law and related areas of practice.
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This was presented at Don't get Trapped in the Labour Maze - Part 2 .

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