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The employer, before the end of the next working day (i.e. a day that is not a Saturday or a Sunday or a public holiday) after paying an instalment to a person, is required to give the person a record of the PLP paid to the person.

The PPL Rules prescribe that the employer is to provide the following information:

  • the employer's name
  • the employer's ABN
  • the name of the person (claimant) to whom the payment was made
  • the period to which the payment relates
  • the date on which the payment was made
  • if no other payments are made by the employer to the person for the period, a statement identifying the payment as PLP, specifying the gross amount and the net amount of the payment and the amount of income tax withheld from the payment
  • if other payments are made by the employer to the person for the period in addition to PLP, the gross amount of the PPL payment and a statement identifying it as PLP, the total net amount paid to the person for the period and the total amount of income tax withheld from the total gross payment, and
  • if a deduction authorised by the person or a deduction relating to child support is made from the gross amount, the amount of each deduction, the name of the entity to whom the amount deducted was paid and the bank account details into which the amount deducted was paid.

Employers may provide the information relating to instalments of PLP either on a payslip or a separate written advice. Employers may notify employees of the payment of their PLP instalment using their existing salary and wage and payslip systems, or by a separate notice. The information may be given either in electronic form or a hard copy.

Act reference: PPLAct section 80 Giving person record of payment

PPL Rules Part 4 Payment of PLP

Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.3.8 Rules for paying instalments of PLP, 5.1 Employer determinations for PLP, 6.2 Compliance

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