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  • Get your PAYGW right to claim deductions

    11 May 2020

    As the end of financial year approaches, it's important to remember to meet your pay as you go withholding (PAYGW) obligations so you can claim deductions for your paymentsto workers.

    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, don't worry, you won't lose your deduction if you:

    • withheld the wrong amount – you can lodge a voluntary disclosure in the approved form
    • withheld the right amount but made a mistake when reporting – just correct the mistake as soon as possible.

    If you're experiencing difficulties with tax obligations because of COVID-19:

    • visit ato.gov.au/coronavirus
    • talk to your tax professional
    • phone our Emergency Support Infoline on 1800 806 218 (for help tailored to your circumstances).

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