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Pay As You Go (PAYG) Withholding Tax

A single, integrated system for reporting and withholding amounts and tax on business and investment income.

Dealing with suppliers who do not have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

The PAYG legislation provides that where the University makes a payment to a supplier who does not quote an ABN, the University is required to withhold 46.5% of this payment.  This is referred to as "No ABN Withholding".  It is a compliance measure to ensure that entities, especially those not required to be registered for GST purposes, are not able to avoid their income tax obligations by requesting cash payments.  This withholding tax may be avoided if the supplier signs a statement indicating they are not required to have an ABN (a Statement by a supplier).

To avoid subjecting the payments to these withhold the No ABN Withholding tax , the University requires all suppliers who do not quote an ABN to sign a Statement by a Supplier form.


Kristian Thoroughgood, Tax Accountant x21922