Live Webinar: Employer or Contractor – Tax Risk in Contracting Arrangements


Date:  Wednesday 23rd May 2018 – Online: 
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 10.30am to 12noon 
SA & NT:  10am to 11:30am 
WA: 8.30am to 10am 

When a worker is hired, it is essential to clarify whether they are an employee or contractor. It will affect tax and super obligations, not to mention potential penalties if you get it wrong.

This session unravels the issues and includes:

  • Deciding employee or contractor – key considerations for tax purposes
  • The legal definition of employee and contractor
  • GST issues with contractors
  • Can an employer deduct GST from contractor’s earnings?
  • The difference between employees and contractors for payroll tax
  • Managing tax risk when using an agency or labor hire
  • Superannuation issues with employees and contractors
  • Case study – the single touch payroll system and contractors
Our presenter

Hamish Wallace, Partner, MinterEllison, Sydney

Hamish has over 12 years' experience advising Australian and multinational clients in the financial services, property and retail sectors on all aspects of corporate and international tax.

Hamish specialises in employee incentives and remuneration, and regularly advises on the design, structure, implementation and on-going operation of a wide range of incentive plans, both in an Australian and international context. He also has extensive experience advising on the implications of corporate transactions on employee incentive arrangements, including mergers, demergers, takeovers, share buy-backs and capital reductions.

Hamish is a key member of MinterEllison's Executive Remuneration Team – a cross-divisional initiative involving specialist lawyers in the corporate, employment and tax groups which advises the Firm's key clients on employee remuneration issues and developments. He is also a member of the Global Equity Organisation, an international association dedicated to building and enhancing a worldwide network of equity compensation professionals.


This webinar is suitable for accountants advising in taxation matters – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Accountants can claim up to 1.5 CPD/Training hours.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1.5 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1 hour.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

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Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBOMAY18
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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