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Employee, contractor and other - Is “wages to an employee” an outdated concept? paper


This paper covers:

  • contractor issue: why is it critical?
  • distinguishing between contractor and employee
  • recent cases
  • wages to an employee - outdated or not
  • is there a better way?

Author profiles

Paul Ellis CTA
Paulis a Partner in the Human Capital Practice at EY, specialising in employment related taxation and is the National leader of EY’s employment tax practice. He advises a large range of Australian and foreign companies on domestic and international employment related tax issues. Paul has extensive experience in advising employers on a wide range of remuneration related matters. His areas of expertise include remuneration packaging, employment taxes and charges (including FBT, payroll tax, workers compensation and superannuation) and the structuring and implementation of equity and other employee incentive plans. - Current at 31 March 2015
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Amanda Spinks
Amanda is a Director in the EY People Advisory Services Practice, with almost 15 years of experience, specialising in Employment Taxes. Amanda works with her clients to focus on the taxation implications of their people strategies. Amanda’s key areas of speciality include advisory and compliance for payments to employees, directors and contractors, covering superannuation, PAYG withholding, fringe benefits tax and payroll tax. - Current at 10 December 2019
Allen Tan
Allen is a Senior Consultant with EY.
Current at 31 March 2015


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