• Individual income tax rates

    The Government has introduced a Bill which, once passed, will see an individual’s marginal tax rate of 37% start when their income exceeds $87,000. Currently this threshold is $80,000. The new threshold will apply from 1 July 2016.

    This new threshold will also apply to foreign residents.

    New tax tables and payroll software updates will apply from 1 October 2016 and this page will be updated once the Bill has passed. 

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    Residents

    These rates apply to individuals who are Australian residents for tax purposes.

    Tax rates 2016–17

    The following rates for 2016–17 apply from 1 July 2016.

    Taxable income

    Tax on this income

    0 – $18,200

    Nil

    $18,201 – $37,000

    19c for each $1 over $18,200

    $37,001 – $80,000

    $3,572 plus 32.5c for each $1 over $37,000

    $80,001 – $180,000

    $17,547 plus 37c for each $1 over $80,000

    $180,001 and over

    $54,547 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000

    The above rates do not include the:

    • Medicare levy of 2%
    • Temporary Budget Repair Levy; this levy is payable at a rate of 2% for taxable incomes over $180,000.

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    Tax rates 2015–16

    The following rates for 2015–16 applied from 1 July 2015.

    Taxable income

    Tax on this income

    0 – $18,200

    Nil

    $18,201 – $37,000

    19c for each $1 over $18,200

    $37,001 – $80,000

    $3,572 plus 32.5c for each $1 over $37,000

    $80,001 – $180,000

    $17,547 plus 37c for each $1 over $80,000

    $180,001 and over

    $54,547 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000

    The above rates do not include the:

    • Medicare levy of 2%
    • Temporary Budget Repair Levy; this levy is payable at a rate of 2% for taxable incomes over $180,000.

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    Foreign residents

    These rates apply to individuals who are foreign residents for tax purposes.

    Tax rates 2016–17

    The following rates for 2016–17 apply from 1 July 2016.

    Taxable income

    Tax on this income

    0 – $80,000

    32.5c for each $1

    $80,001 – $180,000

    $26,000 plus 37c for each $1 over $80,000

    $180,001 and over

    $63,000 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000

    Foreign residents are not required to pay the Medicare levy.

    The above rates do not include the Temporary Budget Repair Levy; this levy is payable at a rate of 2% for taxable incomes over $180,000.

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    Tax rates 2015–16

    The following rates for 2015–16 applied from 1 July 2015.

    Taxable income

    Tax on this income

    0 – $80,000

    32.5c for each $1

    $80,001 – $180,000

    $26,000 plus 37c for each $1 over $80,000

    $180,001 and over

    $63,000 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000

    Foreign residents are not required to pay the Medicare levy.

    Children

    If you are under the age of 18, and receive unearned income (for example, investment income), special rates apply.

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    Calculators

    A simple tax calculator is available to help you calculate the tax on your taxable income.

    The Income tax estimator gives you an estimate of the amount of your tax refund or debt, and takes into account:

    • the Medicare levy
    • higher education loan scheme repayments
    • tax offsets
    • tax credits.

    Tax deducted from your pay

    If you want to know how much your employer (or other payer) is required to withhold from payments to you, use our Tax withheld calculator.

    Our other useful calculators include:

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    If you need help applying this information to your personal situation, phone us on 13 28 61.

    Last modified: 08 Sep 2016QC 16218