• How to work out the withholding amount

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

    1. Use the Fortnightly tax table (NAT 1006) to calculate the fortnightly withholding amount for your payee’s earnings, allowing for any tax offsets claimed.
    2. Use this HELP fortnightly tax table to calculate the HELP component to withhold.
    3. Add the HELP component to the withholding amount. Withhold this amount from your payee’s earnings.
    4. If your payee also has a Financial Supplement debt, add the Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) component (calculated using the SFSS tax tables) as well as the HELP component to the amount to withhold. Withhold the result from your payee’s earnings.
    Last modified: 14 Jun 2013QC 34716