Taxation Administration Act 1953
Note: See section 3AA .Chapter 2 - Collection, recovery and administration of income tax
Under PAYG withholding, amounts are collected in respect of particular kinds of payments or transactions. Usually, someone who makes a payment to you is required to withhold an amount from the payment, and then to pay the amount to the Commissioner. If the payment is personal services income that is included in the assessable income of someone else under Division 86 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , the payer must pay such an amount to the Commissioner at a later date.
If a non-cash benefit is provided instead of a payment, the provider must first pay to the Commissioner the amount that would have been withheld from the payment.
This Part also contains provisions about the obligations and rights of payers and recipients.