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Roadshow – Steering clear of payroll tax storms – how to prepare for QRO audit activity

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We have recently watched a surge of payroll tax audit activity. And the atmospheric conditions are not great for businesses. 

The QRO has released, and revised, its medical practice ruling. The employment agent provisions continue to catch subcontractor arrangements. And then there is grouping … 

We are running a series of workshops to help clients and advisers identify the latest payroll tax risks, proactively prepare for QRO audits and then respond to QRO audit activity. 

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • identify when entities are grouped and understand options for having entities de-grouped
  • determine what records need to be kept to substantiate contractor exemptions
  • identify when subcontractor arrangements trigger the employment agent provisions – noting that this can be a dangerous problem as the contractor exemptions do not apply
  • understand the QRO’s revised position on services agreements for medical practices
  • identify when other types of businesses may be at risk of the QRO’s approach following Thomas and Naaz and Optical Superstores
  • know when to phone a friend for help. 

We look forward to seeing you at one of our workshops. 

As this is such a hot topic, we are running this session in multiple locations.


Toowoomba – 13 February – 12 noon to 2.00 pm – Gip’s Restaurant – 120 Russell Street, Toowoomba, Qld, 4350
Sunshine Coast – 13 February – 12 noon to 2.00 pm – Twin Waters Golf Club – 151 Ocean Drive, Twin Waters, Qld, 4564
Gold Coast – 22 February – 12 noon to 2.00 pm – RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast – Ross Street, Benowa, Qld, 4217
Mackay – 26 February – 12 noon to 2.00 pm – Rydges Mackay Suites – 9 Gregory Street, Mackay, Qld, 4740
Rockhampton – 27 February – 12 noon to 2.00 pm – Empire Apartment Hotel – 5 East Street, Rockhampton Qld, 4700

Speaker Details

Fletch Heinemann
Sarah Lancaster
Murray Shume
Special Counsel