Amount to withhold

The easiest and quickest way to work out how much tax to withhold is to use our online tax withheld calculator. Or you can use the tax tables.

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Employees under 18 years of age

You do not have to withhold amounts from payments to employees under 18 years of age if those payments are not more than:

  • $350 if you pay them weekly
  • $700 if you pay them fortnightly
  • $1,517 if you pay them monthly

Employees with Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), Trade Support Loan (TSL) or Financial Supplement debts

If an employee has indicated they have a HELP, TSL or Financial Supplement debt, use the HELP/TSL or Student Financial Supplement Scheme tax tables to work out how much extra to withhold for these debts. Add this to the amount withheld shown in the relevant tax table.

Employees claiming tax offsets

An employee may indicate on their Tax file number declaration or Withholding declaration they want to use their entitlement to a tax offset to have a reduced amount withheld from their regular payments throughout the year.

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Last modified: 17 Jun 2015QC 27065