Case Study | Change PSI to Personal Services Business

Case Study | Change PSI to Personal Services Business

Contract engineering


James is employed as a contract engineer at two different engineering companies. He would like to build wealth and save tax at the same time.


  • James contracts through his company and has income totalling $300,000 pa.
  • Sarah, his wife, looks after their two young children and has nil income.

Accountant’s Advice:

  • Tax Strategy 241: Change PSI to Personal Services Business (PSB) – This requires a minimum of two unrelated clients with the largest client accounting for less than 80% of the PSI income plus advertising the business to the general public through a website, newspapers, or online sites.
  • Tax Strategy 239: Wages to Directors or Trustees – Appoint Sarah as a director and pay her a $50,000 salary and contribute $25,000 pa into super.


  • An additional $25,000 pa is contributed into super for Sarah to help build the family wealth.
  • The family saves $22,703 pa in tax (after allowing for Sarah and the super funds tax liabilities).

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