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Hey guys.

I need a question (or two) answered.

Legally, when does your employer have to provide your PAYG summary? My partner has been chasing his for a few weeks and they haven't given anything. He's been at his current job for close to 4 months.
Also, his ex employer has sent him 2 different PAYG summaries and both have incorrect information on them.

He's pulling his hair out with all of this as well as pressure at work. How can we get the ball rolling?

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An employer must give an employee a  payment summary by 14 July following the end of the financial year, this is a statutory requirement under the law.   https://www.ato.gov.au/Forms/PAYG-payment-summary---individual-non-business/?page=6

 

However, when it comes to getting the payment summary correct it is initially left up to the employer and employee to sort.

 

 

If your payment summary problems persist with that employer you can contact the ATO or the Fairwork ombudsman.

 

Contact the ATO on 13 28 61

Contact the Fairwork ombudsman on 13 13 94 or contact then online fairwork online enquiry

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Hey,

 

I have no idea about the legal obligation, but the ATO say by 14 July <https://www.ato.gov.au/business/payg-withholding/payg-payment-summaries/>

 

PayG summaries should also be sent to the ATO, so perhaps the correct one was sent there for the purposes of pre-filling his data online, but I think this is due a month later (14 August).

 

Can you combine the PayG summaries and they are then correct? It may be worth using the <https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Working/In-detail/PAYG-withholding/Lost-or-missing-PAYG-withholdi...> estimator if they won't give you the correct PAYG summary.

 

Don't forget, to prevent any fees that you may owe (if you owe the ATO money) you have until 31 October to lodge your tax return, unless you are lodging with a registered tax agent, where they may be able to lodge it after that date.

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An employer must give an employee a  payment summary by 14 July following the end of the financial year, this is a statutory requirement under the law.   https://www.ato.gov.au/Forms/PAYG-payment-summary---individual-non-business/?page=6

 

However, when it comes to getting the payment summary correct it is initially left up to the employer and employee to sort.

 

 

If your payment summary problems persist with that employer you can contact the ATO or the Fairwork ombudsman.

 

Contact the ATO on 13 28 61

Contact the Fairwork ombudsman on 13 13 94 or contact then online fairwork online enquiry

Anonymous

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The payment summary that your husband received is the "employee copy" and it contains exactly the same information that the employer provides on the "ATO copy" to the ATO, so you need to sort this out before a return is lodged. 

 

This means that after the employer corrects everything on their end they still have to provide the ATO with amended payment summary information so the ATO can update their records and then your husband can use the ATO pre-fill information because it will be correct.  The employer should also provide your husband with another group certificate.

 

Good luck ... 

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