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  • Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) weekly tax table

    For payments made from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

    Use the SFSS component look-up tool (XLSX, 54KB)This link will download a file to quickly work out the weekly component.

    Using this table

    You should use this table if you make weekly payments and your employee has:

    • given you a Tax file number declaration or Withholding declaration
    • answered yes to the question ‘Do you have a Financial Supplement debt?’
    • weekly income of $999 or more, if they have claimed the tax-free threshold
    • weekly income is $649 or more, if they have not claimed the tax-free threshold
    • 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.

    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 Weekly tax table to calculate the weekly withholding amount for your employee’s earnings, allowing for any tax offsets claimed.
    2. Use this SFSS weekly 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 weekly tax table), as well as the SFSS component, to the amount to withhold.
    6. Withhold the result from your employee’s earnings.
    Last modified: 29 Jun 2018QC 55451