Western Australia
Mon 15 January 2018

State Govt warning on payroll tax scam

The State Government has warned that some contracted payroll processors are not passing on payroll taxes to the Government, despite receiving payments from employers.

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

Read the full Government announcement here