Tax tables

We produce a range of tax tables to help you work out how much to withhold from payments you make to your employees or other payees. A tax withheld calculator that calculates the correct amount of tax to withhold is also available.

In the May Budget the government announced changes to individual tax rates for the 2016-17 income year. Legislation dealing with those announced rates was introduced to Parliament on 31 August 2016. As a result a number of tax tables have been updated to apply from 1 October 2016. Those tax tables that have not been updated will continue to apply.

Updated tax tables do not include any catch-up component for the portion of the year which has already passed. Individuals affected will receive the full benefit of the tax changes upon assessment of their income tax return for the 2016-17 income year.

Tax tables with an ‘*’ have downloadable look-up tables available in Portable Document Format (PDF). If you would like a copy of the PDF, select the tax table you need and go to the heading ‘Using this table’. The link to the PDF is in the ‘Get it done’ section.

Tax tables for previous years are also available.

The following tax tables have been updated and will apply from 1 October 2016

Statement of formulas

*Statement of formulas for calculating amounts to be withheld

NAT 1004

*Statement of formulas for calculating HELP, SSL, TSL and SFSS components

NAT 3539

Regular payments

*Weekly tax table

NAT 1005

*Fortnightly tax table

NAT 1006

*Monthly tax table

NAT 1007

*Tax table for daily and casual workers

NAT 1024

Medicare levy

*Weekly tax table with no and half Medicare levy

NAT 1008

*Fortnightly tax table with no and half Medicare levy

NAT 74228

*Medicare levy adjustment weekly tax table

NAT 1010

*Medicare levy adjustment fortnightly tax table

NAT 1011

*Medicare levy adjustment monthly tax table

NAT 1012

Superannuation payments

Tax table for superannuation income streams

NAT 70982

Other tax tables

*Tax table for actors, variety artists and other entertainers

NAT 1023

Tax table for annuities

NAT 3350

Tax table for unused leave payments on termination of employment

NAT 3351

Tax table for back payments, commissions, bonuses and similar payments

NAT 3348

*Tax table for seniors and pensioners

NAT 4466

The following tax tables have not been updated but will continue to apply

Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), Student Start-up Loan (SSL) and Trade Support Loan (TSL)

*HELP/SSL/TSL weekly tax table

NAT 2173

*HELP/SSL/TSL fortnightly tax table

NAT 2185

*HELP/SSL/TSL monthly tax table

NAT 2186

Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS)

*SFSS weekly tax table

NAT 3306

*SFSS fortnightly tax table

NAT 3307

*SFSS monthly tax table

NAT 3308

Superannuation payments

Tax table for superannuation lump sums

NAT 70981

Other tax tables

Tax table for employment termination payments

NAT 70980

*Tax table for individuals employed in the horticultural or shearing industry

NAT 1013

Tax table for return to work payments

NAT 3347

*Tax table for payments made under voluntary agreements

NAT 3352

Tax table for additional amounts to withhold as a result of an agreement to increase withholding

NAT 5441

Tax table for Joint Petroleum Development Area

NAT 7288

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Last modified: 16 Sep 2016QC 16945