GP payroll tax audits on pause for a year in NSW, govt says

It means practices on the brink of closure may stay open for now, the RACGP says.
Sarah Simpkins
NSW Minister for Finance Courtney Houssos.

The NSW Government is halting payroll tax audits on GP practices for a year while it consults with doctors over its next steps.

The announcement on Thursday from NSW Minister for Finance Courtney Houssos follows the release of tax rulings in both NSW and Victoria stating that GPs may be designated employees, not contractors, for tax purposes.