How to work out the withholding amount



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To work out the amount you need to withhold, you must:

  1. Add any allowances and irregular payments that are to be included in this fortnight's pay to the normal fortnightly earnings, ignoring any cents.
  2. Input the amount from step 1 into the Withholding look-up toolThis link opens in a new window as per instructions in the tool
  3. Use the appropriate column to find the amount to be withheld. If your payee is:
    • claiming full Medicare levy exemption, use column 2
    • claiming half Medicare levy exemption, use column 3.
  4. Adjust the withholding amount found in step 3 if your payee:  

Last modified: 14 Jun 2013QC 26016