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Study and training support loans weekly tax table

Withholding tax table for weekly payments to an employee who has a study and training support loan.

Last updated 14 June 2023

Using this tax table

This tax table is for payments made from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

You should use this tax table if you make weekly payments and your employee has:

  • given you a Tax file number declaration or Withholding declaration
  • answered yes to the question on whether they have a  
    • Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt
    • VET Student Loan (VSL) debt
    • Financial Supplement (FS) debt
    • Student Start-up Loan (SSL) debt (includes ABSTUDY SSL debts) or
    • Trade Support Loan (TSL) debt
     
  • weekly income of $991 or more if they have claimed the tax-free threshold
  • weekly income of $641 or more if they have not claimed the tax-free threshold
  • not completed a Medicare levy variation declaration claiming a reduction or exemption in the Medicare levy for having a spouse or dependants and low family income.

You must withhold the study and training support loans component from all of your employee’s earnings, including taxable allowances, bonuses and commissions.

Do not withhold any amount for study and training support loans from lump sum termination payments.

You can also:

Working out the withholding amount

To work out the amount you need to withhold:

  1. Use the Weekly tax table to calculate the weekly withholding amount for your employee’s earnings, allowing for any tax offsets claimed.
  2. Use this study and training support loans weekly tax table to calculate the study and training support loans component to withhold.
  3. Add the study and training support loans component to the withholding amount.
  4. Withhold this amount from your employee's earnings.

Finding the study and training support loans weekly component

Input your employee's weekly earnings (ignoring any cents) into the green cell in column 1 Weekly earnings in the Study and training support loans component lookup tool (XLSX 24KB)This link will download a file.

Then use the appropriate column to find the study and training support loans 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.

Using a formula

The withholding amounts shown in this tax table can be expressed in a mathematical form. If you have developed your own payroll or accounting software package use the Statement of formulas for calculating study and training support loans components.

PAYG withholding publications

You can access all PAYG withholding tax tables and other PAYG withholding publications at:

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