Businesses that make payments to contractors may need to report these payments and lodge a taxable payments annual report (TPAR).

You will need to lodge a TPAR if your business made payments in the last financial year (ending 30 June 2023) to contractors providing the following services:

  • building and construction;
  • cleaning;
  • courier and road freight;
  • information technology (IT); or
  • security, investigation or surveillance.

Contractors can include subcontractors, consultants, and independent contractors. They can operate as sole traders (individuals), companies, partnerships or trusts.

If reportable services are only part of the services your business provides, you need to work out what percentage of the payments you receive for taxable payment reporting (TPR) services each financial year. You do this to determine if you need to lodge a TPAR.

This doesn’t apply to the building and construction services you provide.

If the total payments you receive for TPR services are 10% or more of your business income, you must lodge a TPAR. If they are less than 10% of your business income, you don’t need to lodge a TPAR.

TPARs are due on 28 August each year. If you don’t lodge on time, you may have to pay a penalty. You can help prepare for your TPAR by keeping records of all contractor payments.

If you’ve previously lodged a TPAR but you don’t need to lodge one this year, you can submit a TPAR Non-lodgment advice to let the ATO know.