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  • Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) fortnightly tax table

    For payments made from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018

    Use the SFSS component look-up tool (XLSX, 56KB)This link will download a file to quickly work out the SFSS component.

    Using this table



    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 $2,148 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 $1,448 or more.

    You must withhold the SFSS component from all of your employee’s earnings, including taxable allowances, bonuses and commissions.

    Do not withhold any amount for SFSS from lump sum termination payments.

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    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 SFSS fortnightly tax table to calculate the SFSS component to withhold.
    3. Add the SFSS component to the withholding amount.
    4. Withhold this amount from your employee’s earnings.
    5. If your employee also has a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), Student Start-up Loan (SSL) or Trade Support Loan (TSL) debt, add the HELP/SSL/TSL component (calculated using the HELP/SSL/TSL fortnightly tax table), as well as the SFSS component, to the amount to withhold.
    6. Withhold the result from your employee’s earnings.
    Last modified: 14 Jun 2017QC 52094