Employee or contractor? – The ATO says it’s important to get it right

Are you considering taking on new staff but not sure if they will be an employee or contractor? Sometimes the decision is not as easy as you first thought.

To help you work it out, the ATO developed an Employee/contractor decision tool http://ato.gov.au/Calculators-and-tools/Employee-or-contractor/

Based on your answers to some simple questions, you’ll be provided with a report that tells you whether your worker will be an employee or contractor for tax and super purposes.
Employers who have used the tool have told the ATO it provides certainty that they are making the right decision. They especially like the fact they can print a copy of the results to keep for their own records.

To find out more on the differences between employees and contractors visit http://ato.gov.au/Business/Employee-or-contractor/

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