Premium guideline: Royalty payments and residual payments

The difference between royalty payments and residual payments or repeat fees, and whether they are rateable remuneration.
Last updated

Jan 2017

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Rateable remuneration is payment made to a worker that is subject to a premium. It’s not always obvious what is and is not rateable remuneration.

Generally, a royalty fee is not rateable remuneration, but a residual payment is. However, there are exceptions (outlined in the document). This difference is often relevant in WorkSafe legislation.