Supreme Court backs payroll tax crackdown, declaring GPs are employees

An appeal from GP practices in a high-profile case was rejected.
Supreme Court of NSW

There seems no escape from payroll tax — at least as far as the courts are concerned, after they knocked back an appeal from a GP practice claiming its $790,000 tax bill was unlawful.

The group of practices, owned by Dr Jawahar Thomas, was audited back in 2018, with NSW tax officials finding that its 40 doctors should have been classed as employees rather than contractors for tax purposes.