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Tax calculator

Australian tax calculator

How much tax should I pay

Step 1. Calculate your income tax using the tax calculator.

Step 2. Consider deductions like salary sacrifice to super, they can reduce the amount of tax you will pay.

Step 3. Ensure your employer has your TFN so your weekly or monthly PAYE tax is not set too high.


Plan early! Ideally at the start of the financial year with your tax accountant.

Tax scales

If your salary sacrifice drops your taxable income into a lower bracket you could pay less tax! Read more about how salary sacrifice works.

Taxable incomeTax on this income
0 - $18,200 Nil
$18,201 - $37,000 19c for each $1 over $18,200
$37,001 - $87,000 $3,572 plus 32.5c for each $1 over $37,000
$87,001 - $180,000 $19,822 plus 37c for each $1 over $87,000
$180,001 and over $54,232 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000

These rates do not include the:

    • Medicare levy of 2%
    • Temporary Budget Repair Levy which is 2% for taxable incomes over $180,000.

Calculate your taxCalculate your employee's tax

  1. Step 1. My Details
  2. Step 2. My Results

Add an entry for each separate job

Are you an Australian resident? Is the employee an Australian resident?i
Have you provided your tax file number to your employer? Has the tax file number been provided to the employer?
Are you exempt from providing a TFN? Is the employee exempt from providing a TFN?i
Is this your main job?Is the tax-free threshold being claimed?i
Are you claiming an exemption from the Medicare levy?Is an exemption from the Medicare levy being claimed?i

You may be eligible for an exemption if:

  • you are not an Australian resident, or
  • you did not reside in a country that has a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Australia, or
  • you are an Australian citizen but have lived overseas for 5 years or more, or
  • you are a New Zealand citizen but have lived in Australia for less than six months

Note: this is separate from the medicare surcharge. Private health insurance does not affect your requirement to pay the medicare levy.

Are you claiming a full exemption or half-exemption?A full exemption or half-exemption?i
Are you claiming a reduction in the Medicare levy?Is an reduction to the Medicare levy being claimed?i

You may claim a medicare reduction if:

  • your income is greater than $21,335 and
  • you had a spouse (married or de facto), or
  • you had sole custody of one or more dependent children or students

A dependent child is:

  • any child under 21 who was not a full time student, or
  • any child under 25 who was a full time student
Do you have a spouse?Does the employee have a spouse?i

A spouse is:

  • another person with whom you were in a registered relationship, or
  • another person who lived with you on a genuine domestic basis in a relationship as a couple
Does your spouse earn more than $100 per week?Does their spouse earn more than $100 per week?
Do you have a HELP / HECS debt?Does the employee have a HELP / HECS debt?i

An accumulated HELP debt includes any unpaid HECS‑HELP, FEE‑HELP, VET FEE‑HELP, OS‑HELP and SA-HELP debts.

It also includes any Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS), Postgraduate Education Loan Scheme (PELS), Open Learning Deferred Payment Scheme (OLDPS) and Bridging for Overseas-Trained Professionals Loan Scheme (BOTPLS) debts you incurred before 2005.

Do you have a Financial Supplement debt?Does the employee have a Financial Supplement debt?i

The Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) was a voluntary loan scheme for tertiary students to help cover their expenses while they study.

The SFSS closed on 31 December 2003 and no new loans have been issued. Existing Financial Supplement debts will continue to be collected through the tax system.

Are you claiming a tax offset?Is the employee claiming a tax offset?i

Mature age workers, seniors and pensioners may be eligible for tax offsets. You may also be eligible for an offset if you receive income from a superannuation income stream.

Do you want to add another job?

total annual breakdowntotal weekly breakdown

Tax withheld

Net pay

Gross earnings $52,000

Assumptions apply

Here's an idea

You could reduce tax if you salary sacrifice to super

Income tax & Medicare savings $468
Less contributions tax $196
Net annual savings $273





Salary Sacrifice

Tax paid

Take home pay

At retirement
this could add an extra


Looking good?

Talk to your employer or super fund about setting up salary sacrifice