Finding the SFSS component



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Input your employee’s monthly earnings into the SFSS component look-up toolThis link opens in a new window and use the appropriate column to find the SFSS component.

Use column 2 if your employee is either:

  • claiming the tax-free threshold
  • a foreign resident.

Use column 3 if your employee is not claiming the tax-free threshold.


The employee has claimed the tax-free threshold and has monthly earnings of $4,891.55. Input $4,888 into the SFSS component look-up tool. The SFSS component in column 2 is $100.00.

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Using a formula

The withholding amounts shown in this table can be expressed in a mathematical form.

If you have developed your own payroll software package, refer to Statement of formulas for calculating Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) components (NAT 3539).

Last modified: 18 Feb 2015QC 39426