Tax and Super - Who pays these?

Whilst you are on contract through Information Enterprises Australia (IEA) you are deemed to be a contract employee of IEA, and therefore IEA is bound by law to pay tax to the Australian Taxation Office on your behalf. At the commencement of your first contract with IEA you will be sent a “Tax File Number Declaration” form. This MUST be filled in and returned to IEA within 28 days. If this form is not returned to the office within the specified time frame, IEA must deduct tax at the highest rate. A word of caution. If you are working for more than one employer, please ensure that you only claim the TAX FREE THRESHOLD from one employer. It is advisable to claim this benefit from the employer with whom you are committed to do the most work for. However, if your circumstances change – you should fill in a new form. This ensures that you are paying the correct amount of tax, and should not be liable for a tax debt at the end of the year.