JobKeeper, screwed over by clients/the gig economy 

My former client was contracting to government, and legal advice was that our contractual relationship was inappropriate, as I was technically an employee, and would need to be a pty ltd to get round it. They reimbursed my costs for setup, there are annual charges, but tax deductible, and I get assured work, fine, right?

Actually no, if the contract is terminated literally a week after it is countersigned. (cont)

JobKeeper, screwed over by clients/the gig economy 

I have to do two tax returns, one payable immediately, plus over a grand in accounting fees.

But if that wasn't bad enough, Q2 2019/2020 was invoiced from a new company, NOT the one my JobKeeper is on, which invoiced nothing in that quarter, so goodbye to March quarter JobKeeper extension. Which wouldn't bother me, if my business weren't down by more than the 30% threshold.

Rural, disabled, freelance, and in a recession fucking sucks.

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JobKeeper, screwed over by clients/the gig economy 

But that's me just whining.

My big take-away from this is DO NOT set up a company because it solves a problem for a client. Tell them to make you an employee, or just plain fuck off. And wipe the git repo while you're at it because, guaranteed, it hasn't been backed up properly for the last five years. /sarcasm

JobKeeper, screwed over by clients/the gig economy 

@grumpysmiffy I read through your toots. Sounds like you got burned. Can you ask for Bitcoin for work next time or cash upfront? I don't know I'm also a disabled person sorry ...

JobKeeper, screwed over by clients/the gig economy 

@grumpysmiffy That's horrible, I'm sorry this has happened. Setting up a pty ltd isn't a cheap exercise either.

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