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  • Tax withheld calculators

    Important information

    There was a problem with the Tax withheld for individuals calculator between 1 July 2018 and 11 July 2018, affecting 2018–19 withholding obligations for employees with any of the following liabilities:

    • Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), Student Start-up Loan (SSL), Trade Support Loan (TSL), and/or
    • Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS).

    If you believe your calculations may have been affected, you need to re-use the calculator to review the results.


    The tax withheld calculator applies to payments made in the 2018–19 income year.

    For information about the Federal Budget changes for the 2018–19 income year refer to Tax tables.

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

    Working holiday makers include individuals who hold a:

    • working holiday makers visa (subclass 417), or
    • work and holiday makers visa (subclass 462), or
    • associated bridging visa.

    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.

    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.
    2. Voluntary agreement calculatorThis link opens in a new window – for workers, such as subcontractors, who are subject to a voluntary agreement.

    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
    • Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) contributions
    • Trade Support Loan (TSL) contributions
    • Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) contributions
    • Student Start-up Loan (SSL) contributions
    • Worker status:        
      • Resident
      • Non-resident
      • Working holiday maker
    • Registration of employers of working holiday makers
    • Tax-free threshold
    • Tax offset entitlements.


    All outcomes provided by this calculator are based on the information you provide at the time of calculation.

    See also:

    Last modified: 12 Jul 2018QC 16944