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The ATO create the tax tables (also called the tax scales) each year to calculate how much tax to withhold from your employees' pays. The tax tables are provided in an AccountRight update - usually in the last week of June.
You need to install this update, then load the tax tables prior to processing the first pay in July. This ensures the correct tax is applied for the new payroll year.
To check which tax tables are currently loaded
Go to the Setup menu and choose General Payroll Information. The Tax Table Revision Date shows the effective date of the tax tables that are currently loaded.
|If the Tax Table Revision Date is...||this means...|
|01/07/2019||The tax tables can be used for pays processed from 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2020 - this means you've already loaded the latest tax tables.|
|01/07/2018||The tax tables can be used for pays processed from 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2019. When you're ready to process pays from 1 July 2019 onwards, install the latest AccountRight version and load the new tax tables as described below.|
The tax tables can be used for pays processed up to and including 30 June 2018.
Your tax tables are really out of date...
Install the latest AccountRight version and load the new tax tables as described below.
To load the tax tables
You only need to complete these steps once for each company file.
If you haven't already done so, install the latest AccountRight version. If an update is available you'll see a notification when opening your company file.
Open the company file you want to update.
If you have multiple versions of AccountRight installed, ensure you open the latest AccountRight version. To see which version you have opened, check the version in the Welcome window.
Go to the Setup menu and choose Load Payroll Tax Tables. The Load Tax Tables window appears.
- Click Load Tax Tables.
Learn more about PAYG tax in AccountRight and how to assign tax tables to your employees.
Tax table FAQs
What if I'm having trouble installing an AccountRight update?