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Payroll taxes for real estate agents

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As an Australian real estate agent, you must ensure that you are meeting your payroll tax obligations. 

Learn how to manage payroll and payroll taxes for your employees as a real estate agent with our overview. Here are the steps you need to take:

Check your local payroll tax obligations

 

An employer who pays wages or salaries above a certain threshold is subject to payroll tax. Check with your relevant state or territory revenue and tax laws if you are not sure what your threshold is.  Read up on what are payroll taxes in our overview for Australian businesses.

Register for payroll taxes

 

Before registering with your state revenue office for payroll tax, you must understand your payroll tax obligations. You can do this online.  Make sure you prepare information about your business such as your Australian Business Number (ABN) and payroll information.

Calculate payroll taxes

 

You need to determine your taxable wages in order to calculate payroll taxes for your business.  To make this calculation, you should consider all wages, bonuses, commissions, allowances, and other payments you make to your employees. You can calculate your payroll tax liability with the help of your state revenue office. 

 

Keep accurate payroll records    

 

Payroll and payroll tax payments should be kept accurately. Tax receipts, payment summaries, and payslips are part of this. Using STP software like Payroller means your payroll records are available in one place when it comes to payroll tax payments. 

 

Lodge & pay your payroll taxes
 

Depending on your state’s requirements, you must file a payroll tax return regularly with your state revenue office. Your payroll tax liability must also be paid by the due date. Online payments are available at most state revenue offices.  Direct debit arrangements are available at some.  You may also want to consult with a tax professional or accountant to ensure you are complying with all relevant tax laws. 
 

Reliable payroll systems, easier payroll taxes 

 

The first step toward making payroll tax payments simple is having reliable payroll systems.  Get a good view of employee wages, bonuses and other payments.  

Try Payroller for free to get the easiest payroll solution for real estate agents & property managers. 

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