Collaboration between the Australian Taxation Office and key members of the bricklaying industry, such as National Federation of Bricklaying & Masonry Employers, as well as the Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation, the Masonry Contractors Association of NSW and the Tasmanian Master Bricklayers Association, has seen the launch of a new set of standards to help bricklayers fulfil their tax requirements.

The new standards require bricklayers to document the average time and materials involved in a job and how much they expect to earn when dealing directly with household customers.  Businesses will be able to compare records with the rest of the industry and check whether their tax records are an accurate reflection of the work they have completed. If necessary, amendments will be able to be made. Tax agents will also benefit from the extra information when preparing tax information for their bricklaying clients.