NDIS – Paying your carers

02 Dec 2019


Direct employment of staff enables you to have control over selecting the people who work with you, the hours they work and the tasks they perform. Direct employment is an option if you self-manage your NDIS funding.

Your responsibilities

Being an employer or engaging an independent contractor requires you to accept and meet certain legal and regulatory responsibilities, such as:

  • Taxation
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance
  • Work health and safety

When you choose to establish yourself as an employer you will need:

  • Withholding Payer Number (WPN) from the Australian Taxation Office
  • Insurance
  • Appropriate work health and safety arrangements

In compliance with applicable laws you will be responsible for:

  • Negotiating the rate of pay and conditions of the people who work for you
  • Withholding their tax and paying it to the ATO
  • Meeting superannuation requirements
  • Having appropriate workers compensation insurance
  • Paying wages on the due date, and issuing Income Statements at the end of the financial year
  • Reporting to the ATO
  • Ensuring that your workers have a current National Police Clearance and Working with Children/Working with Vulnerable People Screening

Choosing an easy to use online payroll service will support you in making payroll a breeze. It will assist with the following:

  • Pay your employees via bank ABA file, issuing income statements and payslips
  • Calculate PAYG and pay direct to ATO at pay run or provide reports for you to pay each quarter
  • Calculate and pay the superannuation
  • Report to ATO at the end of the financial year
  • Provide an online timesheet tool for carers to record hours for your approval
  • Online Leave management (if required)

CloudPayroll is easy to use and we will implement the system for you, train you on processing your payroll and provide ongoing, unlimited support, at no additional charge.

Call our sales team to set up a free customised demo of CloudPayroll so that you can see for yourself how easy it can be. Phone: (02) 9042 2689 or (03) 9670 0422 press 2 for sales or email: sales@cloudpayroll.com.au

More information can be obtained on the below website: https://www.ndis.gov.au/participant/self-managing-budgets/engaging-your-own-staff




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