Paying salaries to a nanny can be an expensive option, there is some assistance available through the Child Care Benefit.
The Australian federal government offers two main arms of support in the cost of child care, the Child Care Rebate and the Child Care Benefit. The Child Care Rebate is mainly available to children attending child care centres.
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Last week I kept reading on the web, how it was okay to pay your nanny as a contractor if they work less than 30 hours a week.
I really don’t believe that this is the case.
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There are a lot of good sites outlining interview questions and tips for hiring a nanny. Below is some additional compliance issues to keep in mind.
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You are required by law to provide worker’s compensation for your employee, including nannies in the home. Whilst a national system is coming into place, each state and territory will maintain their own departments.
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Nannies in the home are exempt from super if they work less than 30 hours a week, the moment they work 30 hours or more superannuation should be paid.
Please note if you are paying your nanny as a contractor instead of an employee, you are still obligated to pay superannuation once your nanny works over the 30 hour mark. The ATO website has further information on the this area.
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The main benefit of the nanny share arrangement is to reduce the cost of child care. To get this arrangement to work effectively there is a great deal of research, agreement and discussion that will have to done between the share parents. There is plenty of information out there on the pros and cons on nanny share systems but not very much information on how to arrange payment.
Payment and employment contract issues need to be discussed before entering a nanny share arrangement.
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