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  • Tax withheld calculator

    A simple way of working out how much tax should be withheld from your pay is to use the Tax withheld calculator. This takes into account:

    • whether you are a resident, foreign resident or working holiday maker
    • Medicare levy exemptions or reductions
    • tax offsets
    • amounts you may be required to repay under the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), Student Start-up Loan (SSL),Trade Support Loan (TSL) or the Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS)
    • tax-free threshold and income tax rates
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    • Temporary Budget Repair Levy

    It does not take into account the special rates for:

    • actors, variety artists and other entertainers
    • people employed in the shearing industry
    • people seasonally employed in the horticultural industry
    • people employed in the Joint Petroleum Development Area
    • members of the Defence Force
    • the following types of payments    
      • employment termination payments (ETPs)
      • lump sum payments in arrears
      • return-to-work payments
      • super income streams
      • super lump sums
      • unused leave payments on termination of employment
      • commission payments
      • non-super income.
      Last modified: 29 Jun 2018QC 16684