The following examines some common misunderstood rules around the employee vs contractor situation.
Myth: I have an ABN so I am a contractor.
You may have an ABN but that does not make you a contractor.
Fact: The ATO has various checks to ensure business owners are treating their staff/contractors correctly.
To put it simply, the ATO will look at the work arrangement and the way the payments were calculated etc to determine whether one is an employee or not.