What is personal services income?

Personal services income (definition)

Personal services income (PSI) is income earned by an individual outside of employment. The Australian Taxation Office has rules around what determines income outside of employment.

Currently if more than 50% of the income received was for labour, skills or expertise, as opposed to product, it’s classified as PSI. For tax purposes PSI is treated as your individual income.

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