Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR).

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At Causbrooks, we've seen the positive impact of our Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) services on businesses across various industries. Whether it's assisting small to medium enterprises in navigating TPAR requirements, ensuring accurate financial reporting for family-owned businesses, or preparing established businesses for seamless TPAR submission, our expertise has consistently contributed to our clients' success stories.

How Causbrooks can assist you with your TPAR.

At Causbrooks, we understand the importance of efficiently managing your Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) obligations. With our expertise, we can streamline the TPAR process for your business, ensuring compliance and peace of mind.

Here's how Causbrooks can assist you with your TPAR:

Determining your TPAR obligation

We'll assess whether your business falls under the TPAR reporting requirements based on your industry and contractor payments.

Lodgement guidance

We'll provide clear guidance on the lodgement process, including any industry-specific requirements.

Thorough record review

Our team will review your business records to ensure all relevant payments and details are accurately included in the report.

Deadline monitoring

We'll monitor lodgement deadlines closely and ensure your TPAR is submitted accurately and on time, eliminating the risk of late penalties.

Expert preparation and lodgement

Causbrooks will assist in preparing and lodging your TPAR through the ATO Business Portal.

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What is TPAR?

As a business owner, you need to understand your obligations when it comes to compliance and third-party reporting. Keeping accurate records of the taxable payments your business makes to any contractors who are engaged to help provide your services is one of the key reporting obligations that you need to pay particular attention to. That’s where the Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) comes in.

The Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) is an industry-specific annual report for businesses that are required to report the total payments that have been made to contractors. The amount is reported to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) when your business submits its annual TPAR.

The ATO uses the information in the TPAR to match the data of the annual declared income of the contractors your business employs with the payments your business has made to them over the financial year with the ultimate goal of improving compliance.

The ATO is trying to identify if a contractor hasn’t included all their income on their tax return, or if they have failed to lodge a tax return or activity statement, or quoted an incorrect Australian Business Number (ABN) on their invoices, or failed to register for Goods and Services Tax (GST). The TPAR that you submit helps the ATO ensure all contractors are meeting their own tax obligations.

What details need to be included in a TPAR?

All the payments you made to contractors for the financial year need to be included in the report. The details of each payee that need to be included are as follows:

  • Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Address
  • Name (either the business name or the individual’s name)
  • Taxable payments, that is, the total amounts for the gross amount paid, including total GST paid, and total tax withheld when an ABN wasn’t quoted. If you’re not clear on why you need to withhold tax where an ABN isn’t quoted, see our article on PAYG Withholding here.

Who needs to lodge a TPAR?.

TPAR is not required of all businesses; it is industry specific. If your business provides the following services, even in part, you may be required to submit a TPAR to the ATO:

  • Cleaning services
  • Courier or deliver Services
  • Information Technology services
  • Security, investigation, or surveillance services
  • Building and construction services
  • Road freight services

You must report the payments you made to contractors in a TPAR if you fulfil the following three criteria:

  • You have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • You have supplied a relevant service, i.e. one of the above services
  • You have made payments to one or more contractors to provide the relevant service on your behalf


Any advice contained in this document is general advice only and does not take into consideration the reader’s personal circumstances. Any reference to the reader’s actual circumstances is coincidental. To avoid making a decision not appropriate to you, the content should not be relied upon or act as a substitute for receiving financial advice suitable to your circumstances.

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