CONTRACTORs under the ATO’s radar

Contractors will be targeted to ensure that they are not really employees in the eyes of the ATO. Whether a worker is an employee or a contractor depends on the working arrangement and specific terms and conditions under which the work is performed. Factors to consider:

  • Control over workContractors can exercise their own discretion how their services are performed unless specified in their contract
  • Independence-Contractors perform only the services as specified in their contract
  • Payment-Payment is dependent on the performance of the contracted services
  • Commercial risks-Contractors bears legal risk in respect of their work and must remedy defects at their own cost
  • Ability to delegate-Contractors can subcontract or delegate their work
  • Tools and equipment-Contractors provide their own tools/equipment

Employers-make sure you categorise and pay your workers correctly.

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