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Re: sole trader hiring spouse as an employee

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Hi,

A sole trader provides after hour GP services. Whether he can pay 30% of his income to his spouse who performs administration tasks i.e. booking services, bookkeeping services, cleaning the medical tools and etc. 

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Hi @bubbleice 

You can employ family members as employees of your business. However this does not mean they can be treated differently from other employees. You as the business owner must still comply with all the employment requirements.

If your question was in relation to whether or not as a sole trader you can claim certain deductions against your PSI, then you can see details regarding that on our website: https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Personal-services-income/What-to-do-when-the-PSI-rules-apply/Sole-tr... 

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Former Community Support

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Hi @bubbleice 

You can employ family members as employees of your business. However this does not mean they can be treated differently from other employees. You as the business owner must still comply with all the employment requirements.

If your question was in relation to whether or not as a sole trader you can claim certain deductions against your PSI, then you can see details regarding that on our website: https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Personal-services-income/What-to-do-when-the-PSI-rules-apply/Sole-tr...