Whats my Pay? Australia

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Australia Income Tax Rates

Australian income tax is levied at progressive tax rates. The lowest bracket is 0%, known as the tax-free rate for individuals on low incomes. Tax rates increase progressively up to 45% for incomes over $180,000. In addition to tax there are additional levies for Medicare. Individuals on incomes below $18200 are also entitled to a Low Income Tax Offset (LITO). Refer to the table below for the 2017 – 2018 income brackets:

Taxable income Tax rate
0 – $18,200 0%
$18,200 – $37,000 19%
$37,000 – $87,000 32.5%
$87,000 – $180,000 37%
$180,001+ 45%

Which means Income x Tax
0 – $18,200 = $18,200 x 0% = 0
$18,200 – $37,000 = $18,800 x 19% = $3,572
$37,000 – $87,000 = $50,000 x 32.5% = $16,250
$87,000 – $180,000 = $93,000 x 37% = $34,410
$180,000+ (AB) AB x 45% = AB x 45%


$25,000 through the tax brackets How it works 25k
$50,000 through the tax brackets How it works 50k
$100,000 through the tax brackets How it works 100k
$200,000 through the tax brackets How it works 200k

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Superannuation is a pension scheme. It has a compulsory element where employers are required by law to pay a proportion of an employee's salary and wages (currently 9.5%) into a superannuation fund which can be accessed when the employee retires. Superannuation applies to all working Australians, except those earning less than $450 per month, or aged under 18 or over 70.

The superannuation rate will remain at 9.5% until 2021.

Your salary is often quoted as a 'package' where the figure includes the superannuation contribution. In this case the superannuation contribution must be deducted from you salary as tax is not charged on superannuation.

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Low Income Tax Offset (LITO)

The Low Income Tax Offset is a tax rebate for individuals on low incomes. Since 1 July 2013 the full offset is $445, with a withdrawal rate of 1.5 cents per dollar of income over $37,000, such that it cuts out at $66,667.

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Medicare is an Australian health care scheme funded by an income tax levy to provide all Australians with access to free or low cost medical care. From 1 July 2014 the Medicare levy increased by 0.5% from 1.5% to 2% to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Taxpayers earning more than $90,000 a year (for singles) or $180,000 a year (for couples and families, 2015 fiscal year and beyond) whom don't have private hospital cover, also have to pay the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS). This is a 3 tier levy of 1%, 1.25% and 1.5% tax on top of the 2% Medicare levy. For more information see information on the Medicare levy on the infochoice website.

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