• # Schedule 8 – Statement of formulas for calculating Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) components

The coefficients in this schedule should be used together with the Statement of formulas for calculating amounts to be withheld (NAT 1004)

For payments made on or after 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

This document is a withholding schedule made by the Commissioner of Taxation in accordance with sections 15-25 and 15-30 of Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (TAA). It applies to withholding payments covered by Subdivisions 12-B (except sections 12-50 and 12-55), 12-C (except sections 12-85 and 12-90) and 12-D of Schedule 1 to the TAA.

End of attention

## Using this schedule

Warning:

This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

End of attention

You should use this schedule if you develop your own payroll software package. Formulas and coefficients are used for calculating weekly withholding amounts for employees who have an accumulated:

• Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt and/or
• Financial Supplement (FS) debt.

Find out more

Our calculator can help you work out the correct amount of tax to withhold from payments to most employees. To access the calculator, refer to Tax withheld calculator.

End of find out more

### Using a formula

The withholding amounts for employees who have an accumulated HELP debt and/or FS debt can be expressed in a mathematical form.

If you have developed your own payroll software package, you can use the formulas and component rates outlined below.

The formulas comprise linear equations of the form y = ax, where:

• y is the weekly HELP or SFSS component
• x is the weekly earnings - or weekly equivalent of earnings - rounded down to whole dollars plus 99 cents
• a is the value of the component rate as shown in the following tables.

#### HELP component rates

Tax-free threshold claimed or foreign resident

Weekly earnings – x
\$

Component rate – a
%

0 - 1,024.99

-

1,025.00 - 1,141.99

4.0

1,142.00 - 1,258.99

4.5

1,259.00 - 1,324.99

5.0

1,325.00 - 1,424.99

5.5

1,425.00 - 1,542.99

6.0

1,543.00 - 1,623.99

6.5

1,624.00 - 1,786.99

7.0

1,787.00 - 1,904.99

7.5

1,905.00 and over

8.0

No tax-free threshold claimed

Weekly earnings – x
\$

Component rate – a
%

0 - 674.99

-

675.00 - 791.99

4.0

792.00 - 908.99

4.5

909.00 - 974.99

5.0

975.00 - 1,074.99

5.5

1,075.00 - 1,192.99

6.0

1,193.00 - 1,273.99

6.5

1,274.00 - 1,436.99

7.0

1,437.00 - 1,554.99

7.5

1,555.00 and over

8.0

#### SFSS component rates

Tax-free threshold claimed or foreign resident

Weekly earnings – x
\$

Component rate – a
%

0 - 1,024.99

-

1,025.00 - 1,258.99

2

1,259.00 - 1,786.99

3

1,787.00 and over

4

No tax-free threshold claimed

Weekly earnings – x
\$

Component rate – a
%

0 - 674.99

-

675.00 - 908.99

2

909.00 - 1,436.99

3

1,437.00 and over

4