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Employee or independent contract - tax obligations of payers and payees presentation


This presentation covers:

  • employee or independent contractor?
    • the common law and the statutory provisions
  • payers’ obligations
    • PAYG, super guarantee, and other obligations to withhold tax
  • payees’ obligations:
    • do I need an Australian Business Number?
    • do I need to register for GST?
    • the alienation of Personal Services regime.

Author profile:

Matthew Pawson CTA
Matthew is the CEO of Levis Stace & Cooper, Lawyers in Devonport and formerly the Managing Director of Rae & Partners and Managing Partner of Peter Worrall Lawyers. He has been practising as a commercial lawyer for in excess of 15 years. Matthew specialises in complex commercial and property transactions, business structuring, corporations law, succession planning, estate planning and tax advice, and has advised many businesses and community organisations about corporate governance issues. After being appointed to the Tasmanian State Council of The Tax Institute, Matthew served as State Chair in 2012-13 and has contributed to the organisation and running of numerous CPD events offered by The Tax Institute in Tasmania. During the period 2010-1015, Matthew completed six years' service as a National Councillor where he variously held the positions of National Treasurer, Chair of the Information Products Working Group and member of the Investment and Audit Committees of The Tax Institute. Matthew was recently elected as The Tax Institute National Vice President for 2016. Matthew is also a regular presenter for the Law Society of Tasmania on GST and other commercial law and practice management topics and a guest lecturer for the University of Tasmania Postgraduate Legal Practice Training program. Current at 17 February 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Matthew PAWSON.

This was presented at Sustaining Servings: Taxation Issues for a Growing Business.

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