To subcontract or not? How to weigh up the pros and cons

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      This will depend on the type of job and who you're subbing to. It's important to research what other tradespeople in your industry are charging, so that you can make sure you're not undercharging or overcharging for your services.

      Yes. As a subcontracting tradesperson, it's important to be aware you’ll need your trade licence, and an ABN, as you'll be taxed as a business, not an employee. Speak with an accountant or financial advisor about your specific circumstances if you're unsure.

      It's important to have clear and legally binding contracts in place before you start subbing. These should cover the scope of work, payment terms, timescales and any other relevant details. It's also a good idea to make sure that all parties are aware of their rights and responsibilities when it comes to the subcontracting arrangement.

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