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Guide for employers

April 2 2012

Are you aware of your obligations as an employer? Have you been withholding the right amount of PAYG withholding tax from your employees wages? Are you meeting the superannuation requirements?

If you employ or contract workers into your business, either full-time or part-time and including family members or yourself as director, you may have tax and superannuation obligations. See the Australian Tax Office guide for employers.

The link contains vital information for businesses preparing to engage workers, the forms, etc. that you need to have completed by the new employee, your payment and reporting obligations, including when an employee ceases to be employed and what records you need to keep in between times.

If you are thinking about engaging employees for the first time, or whether you have been engaging workers for over a decade, the team at Barker & Jennings believe this information will be invaluable for you, and as always, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the friendly team at Barker & Jennings.