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Hiring, rewarding, motivating and retaining artisans presentation

Published on 23 May 13 by TASMANIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

Hiring, rewarding, motivating and retaining artisans, indeed, while ensuring that you are anemployer of choice, is quite a task. It is all the more difficult when you are in start-up mode and cash-strapped, as this necessarily limits your choices. Then, there is the bewildering array of state and federal tax legislation to comply with.

This paper covers:

  • is your artisan an employee or a contractor? This will have implications for, at the very least,income tax, FBT, SGC, payroll tax and workers compensation
  • sign-on fees, golden hellos/restrictive covenants and restraints
  • what sort of fringe benefit should I provide to be an employer of choice?
  • can we income split?
  • providing equity generally and employee share schemes in particular
  • how to use phantom share schemes – profits versus capital growth/golden handcuff.

Author profile:

Author Photo - Paul Hockridge CTA
Paul Hockridge CTA
Paul is a Tax Partner at Mutual Trust with over 30 years' experience in tax, asset protection, estate succession planning, FBT and salary packaging. Paul specialises in advising high wealth families and closely held businesses as well as many accounting and law firms. Paul teaches in the Masters program in the Law School at the University of Melbourne and has been involved in consultation with both federal and state governments on a variety of tax matters. Current at 08 July 2015 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Paul HOCKRIDGE.
 

This was presented at Tax Through the Bottom of a Glass.

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