Tax tables

The ATO produces a range of tax tables to help you work out how much to withhold from payments you make to your employees or other payees. A tax withheld calculator that calculates the correct amount of tax to withhold is also available.

In the May Budget the government announced changes to individual tax rates for the 2016-17 income year. Legislation dealing with those announced rates was introduced to Parliament on 31 August 2016. As a result a number of tax tables have been updated to apply from 1 October 2016. Those tax tables that have not been updated will continue to apply.

Updated tax tables do not include any catch-up component for the portion of the year which has already passed. Individuals affected will receive the full benefit of the tax changes upon assessment of their income tax return for the 2016-17 income year.

Tax tables with an ‘*’ have downloadable look-up tables available in Portable Document Format (PDF). If you would like a copy of the PDF, select the tax table you need and go to the heading ‘Using this table’. The link to the PDF is in the ‘Get it done’ section.

Tax tables for previous years are also available.

The following tax tables have been updated and will apply from 1 October 2016
Statement of formulas
*Statement of formulas for calculating amounts to be withheld
*Statement of formulas for calculating HELP, SSL, TSL and SFSS components

 

Regular payments
*Weekly tax table
*Fortnightly tax table
*Monthly tax table
*Tax table for daily and casual workers

 

Medicare levy
*Weekly tax table with no and half Medicare levy
*Fortnightly tax table with no and half Medicare levy
*Medicare levy adjustment weekly tax table
*Medicare levy adjustment fortnightly tax table
*Medicare levy adjustment monthly tax table

 

Superannuation payments
Tax table for superannuation income streams

 

Other tax tables
*Tax table for actors, variety artists and other entertainers
Tax table for annuities
Tax table for unused leave payments on termination of employment
Tax table for back payments, commissions, bonuses and similar payments
*Tax table for seniors and pensioners

 

The following tax tables have not been updated but will continue to apply

 

Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), Student Start-up Loan (SSL) and Trade Support Loan (TSL)
*HELP/SSL/TSL weekly tax table
*HELP/SSL/TSL fortnightly tax table
*HELP/SSL/TSL monthly tax table

 

Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS)
*SFSS weekly tax table
*SFSS fortnightly tax table
*SFSS monthly tax table

 

Superannuation payments
Tax table for superannuation lump sums

 

Other tax tables
Tax table for employment termination payments
*Tax table for individuals employed in the horticultural or shearing industry
Tax table for return to work payments
*Tax table for payments made under voluntary agreements
Tax table for additional amounts to withhold as a result of an agreement to increase withholding
Tax table for Joint Petroleum Development Area