Tax & AccountingJune 24, 2020

Payroll Tax – Grouping of Businesses and Exclusions

Getting payroll tax grouping of businesses wrong is one of the costliest mistakes. Join this session to know about what constitutes a group.

When businesses are discovered to be grouped for payroll tax during a State Revenue audit it can result as one of the costliest mistakes made. State Revenue Offices use sophisticated data-matching tools and their agreements with other government agencies to detect business groupings.

This webinar focuses on what constitutes a group for payroll tax purposes, the administration issues involved and the situations that can lead to an exclusion being approved. Case studies and examples will be provided to help you gain a more practical understanding of how the payroll tax grouping provisions operate and the key attributes to identify them.

Webinar Learning Outcomes:

  • What’s the purpose and effect of the payroll tax grouping provisions
  • What’s joint and several liability
  • Grouping administration, calculation and lodgement
  • The various mechanisms of what constitutes a group
  • The Commissioner of State Revenue’s discretion to exclude group members and a look at some relevant case studies.

Suited to:

All industries and businesses that are liable to payroll tax, especially businesses that have other branches that operate under separate ABNs, or share employees. Grouping can apply to smaller growing businesses planning to expand by creating other businesses, or even large-scale multinational businesses with diverse business operations controlled by overarching entities.

This session is suited for accountants, solicitors, tax agents, bookkeepers, payroll managers, payroll clerks, CFOs, and directors.

Payroll tax generally applies to businesses whose total Australian group wages exceeds the tax-free threshold of a particular state where they employ.

Level: Advanced

Presenter Bio:

Andrew Fricot is the founder and director of Payroll Tax Solutions Pty Ltd. He has a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics and Finance and has over 15 years professional experience working in the field of payroll tax and other state taxes, grants and rebates. Andrew has fine-tuned his knowledge working in both the public and private sectors. The majority of his experience has been as a key payroll tax spokesperson and advisor for Revenue NSW (formerly NSW Office of State Revenue) offering education and technical advice to accountants, solicitors, bookkeepers, payroll managers, directors and CFOs.

You will be provided with:

  • PowerPoint presentation slide deck
  • Supporting documentation
  • Webinar Recording to view multiple times for up to 6 months
  • Q&A Session and the presenters contact details for follow up questions
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