Classifying your workers correctly, is extremely important as it can affect your tax, super, other obligations and workers entitlements.

To classify workers, you need to consider the whole working relationship. Here are some key things to remember:

> An employee works in your business for your business, while a contractor is running their own business.

> Apprentices, trainees, labourers and trade assistants are always employees, never contractors.

We found some great checklists on the ATO website that can help you understand what your obligations are for each worker and what you need to do to get it right.

> Hiring employees checklist

> Difference between Employees & Contractors

> Contractor checklist

> Tax and super when engaging an employee

Remember, as registered BAS agents, Total Accounts can help you with your tax and super. Drop us a line today to arrange a chat!