Checklist for Employers Year-end


A few extra matters to consider when preparing employee payment summaries

•    Have any allowances been paid to employees? Should such allowances be shown?
•    Has a travel allowance been paid for overnight food and accommodation? Does the substantiation exception apply? 
•    Has an employee(s) been paid a cent per kilometre ‘reimbursement’? Such amount must be included as an allowance (as it is not strictly a reimbursement, notwithstanding that it is commonly referred to as such). 
•    Have you included employees that are also related parties of the business (e.g. family members)? 
•    Do payment summary totals match amounts disclosed on Business Activity Statements? 
•    Have superannuation and fringe benefits been reported accurately?

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