Additional tax withholding for 2022/2023 financial year

Income statement

In some years there are 27 pay fortnights instead of the usual 26.  This will be the case in the 2022/2023 financial year.

The tax withholding tables published by the ATO are based on the usual number of pays in a year.  Every taxpayer’s circumstances are different, but those who normally expect to receive a small refund at the end of the year are likely to find that they owe money to the ATO because of the additional pay fortnight.  Staff who are concerned about the possible shortfall may wish to request additional taxation to be withheld from their pay during the 2022/2023 financial year.  The table below outlines the additional amounts that would be required to cover the additional pay fortnight.

Fortnightly Earnings

Additional Tax Withholding

$1,750 – $4,549


$4,550 - $6,749


$6,750 and over


If you wish to have additional tax withheld from your pay send a request via email to the HR Service Centre.  The request must include:

  • Subject Line: 2022/2023 additional withholding
  • Employee ID
  • Additional amount to be withheld per fortnight
  • Start date of the additional withholding
  • End date of the additional withholding

Should you have any queries about the option of additional withholding tax for the 2022/2023 financial year, please contact the HR Service Centre on 8313 1111 or

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