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# Work out if you need to lodge a TPAR

Work out if you need to lodge a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) for payments or grants made to contractors.

Last updated 22 April 2024

Some businesses and government entities need to lodge a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) for payments made to contractors or subcontractors for certain services during the financial year.

Some government entities need to report grants paid to people or organisations with an Australian business number (ABN)

A TPAR must be lodged by 28 August each year.

## Taxable payment reporting system services

The services that come under the Taxable payment reporting system (TPRS) are:

• building and construction
• cleaning
• information technology (IT)
• security, investigation or surveillance.

If your business provides these services and pays contractors to deliver them, you may need to lodge a TPAR.

If your business provides both courier and road freight services, you must combine the payments you receive for both these services. Do this when you work out if you need to lodge a TPAR.

If TPRS services are only part of the services your business provides, you need to work out what percentage of the payments you receive are for TPRS services each financial year. You do this to determine if you need to lodge a TPAR.

This doesn't apply to building and construction services you provide.

If the total payments you receive for TPRS services are:

• 10% or more of your business income: you must lodge a TPAR
• less than 10% of your business income: you do not need to lodge a TPAR.

### Steps to work out if you need to lodge

Step 1: calculate your total payments received from contractors for each relevant service.

• the full financial year: use your current business income for the year
• less than 12 months of the financial year: use your projected business income. Do this by working out what your business income will be for the next full financial year.

Step 3: calculate what percent of your business income is from a relevant service

Calculate this percentage by using the following formula for each financial year:

Total payments received for a relevant service ÷ current or projected business income x 100 = %

You must lodge a TPAR if:

• 10% or more of your business income for the financial year is from a relevant service
• you made payments to contractors for a relevant service during the year.

If you need to lodge a TPAR, report the total contractor payments made to each contractor for the relevant service provided on your behalf.

Businesses need to report payments made to contractors in their Taxable payments annual report (TPAR).

Government entities need to report certain payments and grants in their Taxable payments annual report (TPAR).

Lodge a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) to report payments made to contractors.

When a business providing cleaning services must lodge a TPAR to report payments made to contractors.

When a business providing courier and delivery services must lodge a TPAR to report payments made to contractors.

When a business providing IT services must lodge a Taxable payments annual report to report payments to contractors.

When a business providing road freight services must lodge a Taxable TPAR to report payments made to contractors.

When a business providing security, investigation or surveillance services must lodge a TPAR for contractor payments.

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