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Tools & Templates - ATO PAYG Withholding Tables

Historical ATO PAYG Withholding Tax Tables - 2013 to 2017 financial years

These resources may assist you in compiling evidence to appeal a robodebt — especially in cases where you do not have payslips, but do have bank statements showing deposits of net wages.

These documents are the PAYG Withholding Tax Tables as issued by the Australian Taxation Office.

The data contained in these tables can be used to reconstruct historical wages income by working backwards from the net wages deposited to your bank account to determine the gross wages for that pay period.

You will need to carry out manual calculations using the Tax Table(s) for the relevant financial year and a calculator or spreadsheet to work out what the gross wages were per the net amount deposited to your bank account.

If you had a HECS / HELP debt and had HECS / HELP repayments deducted from your wages by your employer during the relevant period, you will also need to factor in the HECS / HELP component of the PAYG Tax Withheld. This component of the PAYG Withholding is given in a separate table.

A financial year is from 1st July to 30th June of the following year
eg. 2016 financial year is from 1st July 2015 to 30th June 2016 - this is sometimes also called the 2015-2016 financial year.

Please ensure you select the table for the correct financial year as well as the table that matches your employer's pay cycle period (ie. weekly or fortnightly).

#NotMyDebt is currently working on some Reverse PAYG Withholding Tax Tables that will be much easier to read than the ATO tables, and they will incorporate standard PAYG withholding amounts, HECS / HELP components, and also columns for the net wages within the one table.
We will upload them to their own page in the Help! section as soon as they're done, but preparing them involves a lot of data-entry for our volunteers, so thank you for your patience.