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  • Tax withheld calculator

    What is the tax withheld calculator?

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

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

    Work it out

    There are three online withholding calculators depending on your situation.

    For standard employment arrangements use the individual non-business calculator

    If your workers are under a labour-hire arrangement or voluntary agreement, you should use one of the following calculators:

    End of work it out

    The tax withheld calculator takes into account the:

    • income tax rates
    • Medicare levy
    • Temporary Budget Repair levy 
    • Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) contributions
    • Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) contributions
    • workers residency status
    • tax-free threshold
    • tax offset entitlements.

    Current version

    The online version of the tax withheld calculator is effective from 1 July 2014 and applies to payments made in the 2014–15 income year.

    Last modified: 26 May 2015QC 16944