How much tax do you pay on long service payments?

PAYG Withholding (tax) is deducted from payments at the applicable marginal rate as required by Australian Taxation laws. The amount withheld will be calculated from the Australian Taxation Office ‘weekly tax table’ using the average weekly wage of your payment.

Details of your payment will be provided to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). You will be able to view these details in your online Income Statement by visiting and logging into your myGov account. The payment must be included in your income tax return for the year in which the payment was received.

For further advice on marginal tax rates you will need to contact the Australian Taxation Office or you can go to

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