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  • Study and training support loans and additional payments

    If your employee has advised you they have a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), VET Student Loan (VSL), Financial Supplement (FS), Student Start-up Loan (SSL) or Trade Support Loan (TSL) debt on their Tax file number declaration or Withholding declaration, you must also withhold from the additional payment using the relevant study and training support loans tax tables.

    Calculate the amounts you need to withhold from additional payments for study and training support loans by using the same method you used to calculate the PAYG withholding amount from the additional payment.

    For example, if you calculate the amount to be withheld from the additional payment using Method A, use the same method to calculate the amounts to be withheld for study and training support loans purposes.

    How to calculate withholding on the additional payment if it is calculated separately to the study and training support loans components

    If you calculate withholding separately, you need to make sure that the withholding limit in Method A and Method B(ii) applies to the combined total calculated for the additional payment and the study and training support loans components. For example, at step 9 in Method A, you must combine the amounts from the two separate calculations used for step 7 before comparing it to the amount calculated at step 8.

    Next step:

    You can use the following schedule that combine PAYG withholding with study and training support loan instead of repeating the calculation separately for each component:

    • Schedule 8 – Statement of formulas for calculating study and training support loans components 

    The results obtained when using the coefficients in the above schedule may differ slightly from the sums of the amounts shown in the PAYG tax tables. Either calculation is acceptable.

    Copies of all the tax tables are available – refer to Tax tables.

    Last modified: 13 Oct 2020QC 63801