Paid Parental Leave Scheme
Australia’s first national Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme started on 1 January 2011. This means from 1 July 2011, employers must provide parental leave pay to their eligible long-term employees.
Employers can register at any time to provide parental leave pay to their eligible employees through the Centrelink website at www.centrelink.gov.au
Clients may be interested to know that parental leave pay:
Will be provided to them by the Family Assistance Office in advance of their employee’s usual pay cycle;
Is subject to PAYG withholding;
Does not change an employee’s usual pay cycle;
Does not attract super contributions;
Does not increase payroll tax or workers’ compensation premium liabilities;
Should be rolled into salary and wages on an employee’s payment summary.
For more information:
visit the Family Assistance Office website at www.familyassist.gov.au
Employers should phone 13 11 58
Employees should phone 13 61 50.
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