Employer warning: labour hire scam in WA

Employer warning: labour hire scam in WA

WA Finance Minister Ben Wyatt has urged employers who have contracted their payroll processing function to another company to check that their payroll taxes are being paid to the Commissioner of State Revenue.

Recent audits have identified that some payroll processors, particularly those using 'labour hire' contracts, are not passing on payroll taxes to the Commissioner of State Revenue despite receiving payments from the employer.

Employers using a payroll processor are urged to:

  1. Ask the payroll processor for proof that the relevant payroll tax has been paid to the WA Government; and
  2. Contact the WA Department of Finance, Office of State Revenue to confirm the relevant payroll tax for your organisation has been paid.

Source: WA Government

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