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  • HELP/SSL/TSL fortnightly tax table

    For payments made from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

    Use the HELP/SSL/TSL component look-up tool (XLS, 185KB)This link opens in a new window to quickly work out the fortnightly component.

    Using this table

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

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    You should use this table if you make fortnightly payments and your employee has done the following:

    If your employee has claimed the tax-free threshold, use this table if they have:

    • fortnightly income of $2,110 or more
    • not completed a Medicare levy variation declaration claiming a reduction or exemption in the Medicare levy for having a spouse or dependants and low family income.

    If your employee has not claimed the tax-free threshold, use this table if their fortnightly income is $1,410 or more.

    You must withhold the HELP/SSL/TSL component from all of your employee's earnings, including taxable allowances, bonuses and commissions.

    Do not withhold any amount for HELP/SSL/TSL from lump sum termination payments.

    Next step:

    You can download the fortnightly withholding for HELP/SSL/TSL component (PDF, 506KB), a printable look-up table.

    Working out the withholding amount

    To work out the amount you need to withhold:

    1. Use the Fortnightly tax table to calculate the fortnightly withholding amount for your employee's earnings, allowing for any tax offsets claimed.
    2. Use this HELP/SSL/TSL fortnightly tax table to calculate the HELP/SSL/TSL component to withhold.
    3. Add the HELP/SSL/TSL component to the withholding amount.
    4. Withhold this amount from your employee's earnings.
    5. If your employee also has a Financial Supplement debt, add the Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) component (calculated using the SFSS fortnightly tax table), as well as the HELP/SSL/TSL component, to the amount to withhold.
    6. Withhold the result from your employee's earnings.
    Last modified: 15 Jun 2016QC 48739