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Hello.

We are looking to get an Au Pair. Are their any tax considerations we need to know. This will most likely be a live in role. 

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Hi @Eggs,

 

We’ve received some extra advice from our specialists that we wanted to share with you.

 

There are a few things you may need to consider when it comes to tax – the first thing is establishing whether or not your au pair is an employee, as this may mean you need to consider tax obligations including pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and superannuation.

 

It’s hard to provide a generic response as arrangements can differ and will depend on your unique circumstances, including the extent to which the arrangement is for the purposes of a cultural exchange.

 

Whether or not an au pair is an employee will depend on the agreement they have with the host family as to the amount of child-care and other household tasks they are responsible for and the control the host family has over their au pair’s day to day activities.

 

You can find helpful information about withholding from payments made to household employees on our website, or alternatively you can phone us on 13 28 61 between 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday to speak with an operator.

Thanks!

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Hi @Eggs,

 

Welcome to our Community!

 

Generally speaking, for taxation purposes the work conducted by Au Pair's can be seen to be private in nature and may not be required to withholding tax. However, there may be a few things both the individual and host family may need to consider when taking on an Au Pair.

 

You can find helpful information about withholding from payments made to household employees on our website, or alternatively you can phone us on 13 28 61 between 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday to speak with an operator.

 

Thanks, JodieH.

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Devotee

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Hi @Eggs,

 

We’ve received some extra advice from our specialists that we wanted to share with you.

 

There are a few things you may need to consider when it comes to tax – the first thing is establishing whether or not your au pair is an employee, as this may mean you need to consider tax obligations including pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and superannuation.

 

It’s hard to provide a generic response as arrangements can differ and will depend on your unique circumstances, including the extent to which the arrangement is for the purposes of a cultural exchange.

 

Whether or not an au pair is an employee will depend on the agreement they have with the host family as to the amount of child-care and other household tasks they are responsible for and the control the host family has over their au pair’s day to day activities.

 

You can find helpful information about withholding from payments made to household employees on our website, or alternatively you can phone us on 13 28 61 between 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday to speak with an operator.

Thanks!