• Tax withheld calculator

    What is the tax withheld calculator?

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

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

    Work it out

    There are two withholding calculators depending on your situation.

    If you make payments to employees and other workers, use the tax withheld for individuals calculatorThis link opens in a new window.

    If you have other workers, such as contractors, and they are under a voluntary agreement, use the voluntary agreement calculatorThis link opens in a new window.

    The tax withheld calculator takes 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.

    Current version

    The tax withheld calculator is effective from 1 July 2016 and applies to payments made in the 2016-17 income year.

    Note: At the time of calling the Federal election, the income tax changes announced in the Federal Budget had not been enacted by Parliament. As a result there will be no change to the majority of tax tables, and the tax withheld calculator, from 1 July 2016.

    The tax tables that have been updated are for HELP/SSL/TSL and SFSS due to the annual indexing of repayment amounts.

    The updates to the HELP/SSL/TSL and SFSS tax tables are reflected in the tax withheld calculator.

    Last modified: 01 Jul 2016QC 16944