Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers, which are designed to assist our PAYG contractors with the most common pay related queries that we receive.
- Signed Contract, including Appendix B OH&S Guidelines
- Contractor Information Form
- Tax File Number Declaration
- Work Rights Check - Australian citizens: citation of passport; or citizenship with drivers licence; or birth certificate with drivers licence. Visa holders: citation of passport.
If you are choosing your own Super Fund you must provide:
- Standard Choice Form
- Super Fund Compliance Letter
If you require assistance please call 1800 PEOPLE to speak with your Account Manager.
The 2.5% PAYG Administration Fee is deducted from your pay rate before tax, as detailed in your contract. The pay rate after the 2.5% PAYG Administration Fee deduction will appear on your payslip, as your taxable income has already been reduced and taxed accordingly.
PAYG pay rates are inclusive of 9% superannuation, as detailed in your contract. You have the right to elect your own fund, if you do not wish to elect Peoplebank or Ambit’s default superannuation fund BT Lifetime Super-Employer Plan.
NOTE: If choosing your own Super Fund a Standard Choice Form and Super Fund Compliance Letter is required. The Standard Choice Form can be found in your Starter Pack or downloaded from the ATO website: www.ato.gov.au/businesses. To obtain a Compliance Letter contact your Super Fund.
If the client where you are contracting requires you to complete and submit a Calendar Month timesheet (please refer to MONTHLY pay cycle), timesheet submission cut-off is the 2nd BUSINESS DAY for the previous calendar month and EFT is on the 5th BUSINESS DAY.
- EFT transmission is every THURSDAY (for changes to EFT dates due to public holidays please refer to our latest pay cycle document, which is located under the menu tab Payroll>Pay Cycle Information).
- Please allow 1 to 2 days from transmission (EFT) date for payments to reach your Bank Account.
- Please check that your timesheet is completed properly by ensuring that it is client approved, you have recorded the correct (week ending) date & taken out all breaks.
- If you are faxing your timesheet, please ensure that you check that it is facing the correct way on the fax machine.
- Once your timesheet has been approved please fax it to 1300 655 630.
- Alternatively you can email your timesheet to the email address, located on your Peoplebank or Ambit timesheet.
- If you log your time worked on a client based time sheeting system and you do not send your timesheets directly to Peoplebank or Ambit, your time needs to be logged and client approved by the client submission cut off.
- To avoid late payment please ensure that Peoplebank/Ambit receives your approved time worked by the submission cut-off time. It is your responsibility to ensure that your approved time worked, is received by Peoplebank/Ambit on time and completed correctly.
- Please ensure you download a copy of your pay cycle document for EFT and timesheet submission dates, covering all upcoming public holidays for the year ahead. This document can be located under menu tab: Payroll>Pay Cycle Information.
PLEASE NOTE: submission and EFT dates will change due to public holidays both in NSW and your given state. Please refer to our pay cycle schedule.
Always check and keep your confirmation slip to ensure that the fax transmission was successful. If we do not receive your timesheet for any reason, the confirmation slip will assist us in tracking and identifying any problems.
You will receive an automated email response to notify you that time sheet has been received.
Peoplebank offers the following salary packaging options for our PAYG contractors:
- Salary Sacrificing for ATO approved items (e.g. notebook, mobile phone handset, training,
professional membership fees/subscriptions, etc…)
- Superannuation Salary Packaging (to commence, modify or terminate additional payments)
- Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA)
Visit the Benefits page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In accordance with ATO requirements, expenses reimbursements and allowances (travel/per diems/KM allowances) will appear in the gross payment amount on your payment summary, at the end of each financial year. Expenses incurred may be claimed as a tax deduction at least equal to the amount of the reimbursement or allowance. You will need to keep the necessary written evidence to substantiate the deduction claimed for the expenses, when lodging your personal income tax return.
For all other changes to your personal details, please contact your Account Manager.
If you have any pay related queries, please don’t hesitate to contact our Payroll team.