Tax withheld calculators

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What are the tax withheld calculators?

If you are an employer or another withholding payer, our tax withheld calculators can help you work out the tax you need to withhold from payments you make to employees and other workers.

There are two withholding calculators you can use depending on your situation:

  1. Payments to employees and other workers
Tax withheld for individuals calculator

Changes to tax rates for people earning more than $80,000 came into effect from 1 July 2016. While we wanted to incorporate these changes into the calculator by 1 October 2016, we now expect these changes to be available on or before 17 October 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Meanwhile, you can do the following:

  • If you withhold too much tax using the current calculator, we will refund this when your employee/worker lodges their 2016–17 tax return.
  • If you prefer, tax withheld can also be calculated manually using the tax tables.

Note: Once updated, the calculator will provide the correct rates for the 2016–17 income year.

  1. Workers, such as subcontractors, who are subject to a voluntary agreement
Voluntary agreement calculator

To use the calculators, you will need the information your employees or other workers supply in their:

What the calculators do

The tax withheld calculators take into account the:

  • income tax rates
  • Medicare levy
  • Temporary Budget Repair levy
  • Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) contributions
  • Trade Support Loan (TSL) contributions
  • Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) contributions
  • Student Start-up Loan (SSL) contributions
  • workers residency status
  • tax-free threshold
  • tax offset entitlements.

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Last modified: 30 Sep 2016QC 16944