Travel Allowances

A travel allowance is a payment made to employees to cover accommodation, food, drink or incidental expenses they incur when they travel away from their home overnight in the course of their duties. In most circumstances, when claiming deductions, you need to substantiate the expense claimed with documentary evidence, and produce that evidence should the…

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OR DEEMED EMPLOYEE

The costs of getting it wrong Recent co-ordinated audit activity from the ATO, State revenue offices and workcover authorities have highlighted the importance of making the correct distinction between a legitimate contractor and a deemed employee. The costs of getting it wrong can be significant, particularly to small businesses. Often businesses are looking to reduce…

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