We produce 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.
Tax tables with an asterisk (‚Äė*‚Äô) have downloadable look-up tables available in portable document format (PDF). To get a copy of the PDF, select the tax table you need and go to the heading ‚ÄėUsing this table‚Äô. The link to the PDF is in the ‚ÄėGet it done‚Äô section.
Tax tables for previous years are also available at¬†Tax rates and codes.
On this page:
- Important information – October 2020 updates
- Tax tables updated that apply from 13¬†October 2020
- Tax tables that continue to apply from 13¬†October 2020
Changes to personal income tax thresholds announced by the Government during the Federal Budget have been incorporated into the withholding schedules and tax tables and will apply to payments made on and from 13¬†October 2020.
As the changes to withholding are made part way through the income year, employers and other payers who are unable to immediately implement these changes into their payroll will have until 16¬†November 2020 to do so.
Employees and other payees will receive their entitlement to the reduced tax payable for the entire 2020‚Äď21 income year when they lodge their income tax return.
Changes to age limits for genuine redundancy and early retirement scheme payments
Legislation was passed in October 2019 that extended the concessional tax treatment of genuine redundancy and early retirement scheme payments. This was extended to people who had reached the age-based limit of 65¬†years but not the age-pension age. The changes apply to payments received by employees who are dismissed or retire on or after 1¬†July 2019.
This may impact withholding calculations for some employees when using¬†Schedule¬†7 ‚Äď Tax table for unused leave payments on termination of employment¬†and¬†Schedule¬†11 ‚Äď Tax table for employment termination payments.
Refer to further information before using these schedules:¬†Genuine redundancy and early retirement scheme payments ‚Äď alignment with the Age Pension age.
The following tax tables were updated and apply from 13¬†October 2020.
Statement of formulas
|*Weekly tax table||NAT¬†1005|
|*Fortnightly tax table||NAT¬†1006|
|*Monthly tax table||NAT¬†1007|
|*Tax table for daily and casual workers||NAT¬†1024|
|*Weekly tax table with no and half Medicare levy||NAT¬†1008|
|*Fortnightly tax table with no and half Medicare levy||NAT¬†74228|
|*Medicare levy adjustment weekly tax table||NAT¬†1010|
|*Medicare levy adjustment fortnightly tax table||NAT¬†1011|
|*Medicare levy adjustment monthly tax table||NAT¬†1012|
|Tax table for superannuation lump sums||NAT¬†70981|
|Tax table for superannuation income streams||NAT¬†70982|
Payee or industry specific tax tables
Tax table for Joint Petroleum Development Area (NAT 7288)
This schedule no longer applies as a result of the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty. This treaty redistributed the taxing rights between Australia and Timor-Leste, where the share of Timor-Leste’s taxing rights increased from 90% to 100% from 30 August 2019.
As the income is entirely foreign sourced income there are no withholding requirements in Australia. An Australian tax resident receiving this income will be entitled to a foreign income tax offset in their Australian tax return.
¬†Types of payment specific tax tables
|Tax table for back payments, commissions, bonuses and similar payments||NAT¬†3348|
|Tax table for unused leave payments on termination of employment||NAT¬†3351|
|Tax table for employment termination payments||NAT¬†70980|
|Tax table for annuities||NAT¬†3350|
The following tax tables were not updated but continue to apply from 13¬†October 2020.
Study and training support loans
|*Study and training support loans weekly tax table||NAT¬†2173|
|*Study and training support loans fortnightly tax table||NAT¬†2185|
|*Study and training support loans monthly tax table||NAT¬†2186|
Other tax tables
|Tax table for return to work payments||NAT¬†3347|
|*Tax table for payments made under voluntary agreements||NAT¬†3352|
|Tax table for additional amounts to withhold as a result of an agreement to increase withholding||NAT¬†5441|
Note:¬†Go to¬†Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme¬†for withholding rates for individuals employed under those schemes.
Find out more:
- Key super rates and thresholds¬†for ‘Super’ cap amounts, ‘Employment termination payments’ cap amounts, and ‘Genuine redundancy and early retirement scheme’ payment limits for the 2020‚Äď21 income year
- Tax withheld calculators
- Payments with special rules
- PAYG withholding for Community Development Employment Project
- PAYG payment summaries: forms and guidelines
- Single Touch Payroll
Last modified: 13 Oct 2020