• Paying your workers fortnightly, monthly or quarterly

    If you pay your workers fortnightly, monthly or quarterly you will need to convert their total payment (that is, their CDEP payment plus non-CDEP payments including any allowances subject to withholding) into weekly amounts. You must also convert their CDEP only payment into weekly amounts, by using the following methods:

    Pay period

    Instructions

    Working

    Fortnightly

    Fortnightly income divided by two.

    Fortnightly income
    2

    Monthly

    Monthly income (if the total is an amount ending in 33 cents, add 1 cent). Multiply this amount by 3 and divide by 13.

    Monthly income x 3
    13

    Quarterly

    Quarterly income divided by 13.

    Quarterly income
    13

    Attention

    Disregard the cents when calculating the weekly amounts.

    End of attention

    Once you have worked out the weekly amounts (total income and CDEP only income), you can work out the amount to withhold from the worker's weekly income. Refer to Working out how much to withhold.

    Last modified: 22 Oct 2012QC 17754