• Tax withheld calculators

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    What are the tax withheld calculators?

    If you are an employer or another withholding payer, our tax withheld calculators can help you work out the tax you need to withhold from payments you make to employees and other workers.

    There are two withholding calculators you can use depending on your situation:

    1. Payments to employees and other workers
    Tax withheld for individuals calculator
    1. Workers, such as subcontractors, who are subject to a voluntary agreement
    Voluntary agreement calculator

    To use the calculators, you will need the information your employees or other workers supply in their:

    What the calculators do

    The tax withheld calculators take into account the:

    • income tax rates
    • Medicare levy
    • Temporary Budget Repair levy
    • Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) contributions
    • Trade Support Loan (TSL) contributions
    • Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) contributions
    • Student Start-up Loan (SSL) contributions
    • workers residency status
    • tax-free threshold
    • tax offset entitlements.

    Tax withheld for individuals calculator

    Most people will need to use the Tax withheld for individuals calculator, so we've provided more detailed information about how to use this calculator.

    Tax rates for people earning more than $80,000 have changed from 1 July 2016 but we cannot update the calculator until 1 October 2016. When using this calculator:

    • before 1 October 2016, if you withhold too much tax we will refund any extra tax when the individual lodges their 2016–17 tax return
    • from 1 October 2016, the rates are correct and effective for the 2016–17 income year.

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    Last modified: 23 Sep 2016QC 16944