It can be difficult trying to work out what is the difference between an employee and a contractor.

A good starting point is to remember that an employee works in your business and is part of your business. A contractor is running their own business.

The main areas to check are the following:

For more information, please follow this link to the ATO website

Here is a tool from the ATO website which can help to decide if a worker is an employee or a contractor

Here are some links to case studies which can also help to determine if a worker is an employee or a contractor:

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