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Maid's income tax

Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 27 Dec 2012 4:04 pm

Just wanted to clarify as we are thinking of employing a maid soon. I have seen in several posts references to 50% plus tax on a maids income.

Is this the levy that I as an employer must pay or is it something else?

If I am paying the levy does the maid still have to pay tax on what I give her?

I have tried web searching and the only references I can see are about the levy and tax relief for employes not income tax on the maid herself.

Apologies if I have missed the obvious somewhere I know how you guys like to berate lazy searching :wink:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Dec 2012 4:10 pm

Unless you are paying your maid in excess of 20K/p.a. she will have no tax liability unless you kept her less than 183 days. Can you point me to one of the posts that reference a 50% plus tax.

You may well be referring to the levy, which is a fixed amount, regardless of what you pay your maid. Currently it is $265/month. Makes no difference if you pay your maid $450/mo or $1000/mo, the levy remains the same and is not payable by the maid but by the employer of the maid and cannot be deducted from the maids salary either.

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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 27 Dec 2012 4:16 pm

Most recently offshoreoildude in the topic about the maid who argues a lot but I have seen it before several times also.

It must be the levy so thanks for clearing that up.

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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 27 Dec 2012 4:19 pm

Sorry, let me be clear before I get flamed! The topic and comment I mentioned did not specifically say it was income tax on the maid. It was not clear to me what the 50% plus was which is why I asked.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Dec 2012 5:06 pm

Not a problem. :wink:


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