• Withholding declarations

    An employee may use a Withholding declaration to advise you of a tax offset they choose to claim through reduced withholding from you.

    Employees can also use a Withholding declaration to advise you of any changes to their situation that may affect the amount you need to withhold from their payments.

    Changes that may affect the amount you need to withhold include:

    • becoming or ceasing to be an Australian resident for tax purposes
    • claiming or discontinuing a claim for the tax-free threshold
    • advising of a HELP, SSL, TSL or Financial Supplement debt, or changes to them
    • entitlement to a seniors and pensioners tax offset.

    When your employee provides you with a Withholding declaration it will take effect from the next payment you make. If you receive an updated declaration from an employee, it will replace the previous one.

    An employee must have provided you with a valid Tax file number declaration before they can provide you with a Withholding declaration.

    Last modified: 16 Sep 2016QC 50007