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  • Get PAYG withholding obligations right

    5 September 2019

    The pay as you go (PAYG) withholding rules for claiming deductions for payments to your workers have changed.

    The new rules started from 1 July 2019 and apply to income tax returns lodged for the 2020 income year and onwards.

    In order to claim a deduction, you need to:

    • withhold the required amount (if applicable) before you pay your worker
    • report that amount to us.

    If you make a mistake and withhold or report an incorrect amount, you won't lose your deduction. You still need to correct your mistake as soon as possible to minimise penalties.

    Having trouble? Contact us as soon as possible and we'll work with you to find a solution.

    Next step:

    • If you need help, phone us on 13 11 42 to discuss your options.

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