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  • Tax withheld calculators

    The tax withheld calculator applies to payments made in the 2020–21 income year.

    For information about important changes for the 2020–21 income year refer to Tax tables. In 2019 new tax tables were created for Study and training support loans, which replaced the tax tables for HELP/TSL/SSL and SFSS. They also incorporated ABSTUDY SSL and VET Student Loan (VSL).

    If you employ working holiday makers, other tax tables apply. For more information refer to Tax table for working holiday makers.

    Our tax withheld calculators

    If you're 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.

    Choose the right calculator

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

    1. Tax withheld for individuals calculatorThis link opens in a new window – for employees and other workers including working holiday makers. It will take between 2 and 10 minutes to use this calculator.
    2. Voluntary agreement calculatorThis link opens in a new window – for workers, such as subcontractors, who are subject to a voluntary agreement. It will take between 1 and 2 minutes to use this calculator.

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

    What the calculator does

    The tax withheld calculator takes into account the:

    • Income tax rates
    • Medicare levy
    • Study and training support loan contributions
    • Worker status
      • Resident
      • Non-resident
      • Working holiday maker
    • Registration of employers of working holiday makers
    • Tax-free threshold
    • Tax offset entitlements.


    The calculated results are based on the information you provided at the time of calculation. You should use these results as an estimate and for guidance purposes only.

    See also:

    Last modified: 01 Jul 2020QC 16944