For the last couple of years, those in the building and construction industry have had to lodge a Taxable Payments Annual Report which provided information on payments made to contractors. From 1 July 2018, this program will be extended to now include couriers and cleaning services. This is all part of the Black Economy Taskforce which aims to target people who engage in tax evasion or deliberately underreport their income. If you think you might be captured by this new legislation and would like assistance in preparing this report, please contact your accountant. And be warned, the ATO is issuing hefty fines for those who don’t lodge their report on time. Click here for further information.