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  • To have and to withhold


    12 July 2019

    As an employer, withholding tax from your employee's payments will be one of the most important things you do as it allows them to meet their end-of-year tax liabilities.

    Once you've registered for PAYG withholding, you'll need to work out the amount you need to withhold from the information provided by your employee on their:

    • Tax file number declaration (or any other subsequent withholding variation agreement or declaration)
    • online commencement forms through myGov if your software is enabled for Single Touch Payroll.

    To help you work out how much to withhold:

    • use or download our tax tables, or
    • use the tax withheld calculators.

    We keep our online tax tables and calculators up-to-date so you can be certain you're withholding the right amounts for each of your employees. If you use payroll software, you should check with your provider for updates.

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