We can offer payroll tax services in:
- Advice on structuring your business to minimise Payroll tax
- Advice on restructuring your existing business
- Should you be paying Payroll Tax? We will help you to achieve tax effective strategies
- Payroll Tax representation
- De-grouping applications under the Payroll Tax legislation
- Assistance to you in any payroll tax audit
Tobin Partners are payroll tax specialists and can help you in any matter relating to payroll tax, no matter where your business is located in Australia.
Payroll tax advice on structuring your business
Before starting your business it is important you obtain specialist advice on the best way of setting up your business to minimise tax. The advice you might obtain would include whether you should trade as a sole trader, partnership or company. Most of the advice you will receive will be focused on income tax minimisation.
However, payroll tax can be a serious financial burden on business. Strangely as much as we hear governments promote the need for businesses to hire more employees and the importance of expanding your business to provide more job opportunities governments say very little about penalising you for hiring more employees. They penalise you by charging you, the employer, payroll tax based on the wages you pay to your employees. In Australia once your wages pass the threshold you can pay up to 6.85% of your employees’ wages in payroll tax depending on where your employees work in Australia. This is on top of all the other taxes you are already paying.
Fortunately, we can provide you with legal advice on the best way of structuring your business to reduce your payroll tax.
Payroll tax advice on restructuring your existing business
If you have already been in business for a while and have been advised by your accountant that you must start paying payroll tax because you are over your State’s threshold then it is time you talk to us.
Who wants to pay more tax than they have to? Give Peter Tobin a call 0438 001 809.
Should you be paying Payroll Tax?
If you think you should be paying payroll tax but aren’t sure then contact us for expert advice. You should also read our article, 7 Things You Should Know Before Registering for Payroll Tax.
Payroll tax representation
We don’t just provide advice to clients on payroll tax. We have many years of experience in litigation. If you consider you have been unfairly dealt with by the Commissioner of State Revenue or the Commissioner has already taken proceedings against you or you feel you have a good claim for a refund of payroll tax then you should contact us.
We are happy to give you our no nonsense opinion on your chances of success so you won’t be throwing good money after bad.
De-grouping or exclusion applications under the Payroll Tax legislation
Because the grouping provisions of the Payroll Tax Act are so wide and arbitrary the legislature has given the Commissioner of State Revenue discretion to de-group businesses that might otherwise be grouped for payroll tax. Unsurprisingly this is not a discretion the Commissioner likes to use but with our assistance we think you have a better chance of convincing the Office of State Revenue to exercise its discretion.
Assistance to you in any payroll tax audit
If you have been unlucky enough to receive a “Please Explain” letter from the Commissioner which asks you various questions about your business with a view to having you pay payroll tax or pay even more in payroll tax then you should talk to us. We represent clients on payroll tax audits. We can quickly establish your position vis a vis the Commissioner and advise you on what action you can take to minimise any fine or penalty. You should also read our article How to Avoid a Payroll Tax Audit
Contact Tobin Partners
We offer you a comprehensive range of services in payroll tax. If you would just like to talk first, please give Peter Tobin a call 0438 001 809.