Business Tax Tips – Tax on Commissions & Bonus Payments


Business Tax Tips – Tax on Commissions & Bonus Payments
Tax on Commissions & Bonus Payments

Does tax apply on commissions and bonuses paid to your staff?

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has a great page that summarises when tax and super applies in neat easy-to read tables. Here we focus in 2 main payments that employers are often unsure about.

Bonuses

There is PAYG (Pay as you go) tax as well as super on bonuses which are still income for the employee.

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Commissions

There is PAYG (Pay as you go) tax as well as super on commissions which are still income for the employee, like ordinary hours, see further down this table.

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