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Welcome to iCalculator AU (Australia), this page provides a 2021/22 Australia $55,000.00 Income Tax Calculation with example of income tax and salary deductions. This $55k salary example uses a generic salary calculation example for an individual earning $55k per year based on the 2021 personal income tax rates and thresholds as published by the ATO. The $55k salary example is great for employees who have standard payroll deductions and for a quick snapshot of the take home amount when browsing new job opportunities in Australia, for those who want to compare salaries, have non-standard payroll deductions of simply wish to produce a bespoke tax calculation, we suggest you use one of the tax calculators listed below the salary example.
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|Yearly||Monthly||4 Weekly||2 Weekly||Weekly||Daily||Hourly||%1|
|Low Income Tax Offset||430.00||35.83||33.08||16.54||8.27||1.70||0.24||0.78%|
|Low and Middle Income Tax Offset||1,080.00||90.00||83.08||41.54||20.77||4.27||0.59||1.96%|
|Take Home Pay||47,174.36||3,931.20||3,628.80||1,814.40||907.20||186.46||25.92||85.77%|
Please note that the hourly rate is indicative and based on an individual working 35 hours per week for 52 weeks per year. You can alter the number of hours worked per week and number of working weeks per year in the Australia Salary Calculator by selecting the advanced tax calculator feature.
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* Details of how the $55k after tax salary calculation is calculated (including tax allowances and deductions) are available further down this page. Alternatively, you may wish to enter your own salary and calculate your deductions (for current and previous tax years) using the Australia 2021 Salary Calculator.
The table below illustrates how to calculate income tax on a $55,000.00 salary in Australia. First, the taxable income is calculated, this is then used to calculate the amount of personal income tax due. Review this tax guide for a full breakdown of how to calculate your income tax and prepare your tax return.
|Annual Income 2021||$55,000.00|
|Taxable Income 2021||$55,000.00|
|Income Tax Breakdown 2021|
|Threshold||Tax Rate||Tax Due in Band|
|$ - $18,200.00||0%||$|
|+||$18,200.01 - $45,000.00||19%||$5,092.00|
|+||$45,000.01 - $55,000.00||32.5%||$3,250.00|
|Total Income Tax Due||- $8,342.00|
|Medicare Levy Breakdown|
|Rate||Threshold||Medicare Due in Band|
|0%||$ - $22,398.00||$|
|10%||$22,398.00 - $26,668.00||$427.00|
|All other taxpayers Medicare Due ( 1.81% )||- $993.64|
|Low Income Tax Offset||+ $430.00|
|Low and Middle Income Tax Offset (LMITO)||+ $1,080.00|
|Take Home Pay|
|Gross Salary - Income Tax (After deductions)||= $47,174.36|
|Employer Superannuation||Employer Superanuation for 2021 is payable on all employee earning whose monthly income exceeds $450.00 which equates to $5,400.00 per annum. Employer Superannuation is payable at 10% of Gross Income.|
|Employer Superannuation Due||$5,500.00|
|Gross Annual Salary||$55,000.00|
|Low Income Tax Offset (LITO)||$430.00|
|Low and Middle Income Tax Offset (LMITO)||$1,080.00|
|Total Income Tax Due||$8,342.00|
|Take Home Pay||$47,174.36|
Note: This illustration is provided for information only, whilst every effort is taken to ensure their accuracy and we do actively maintain and update the salary calculator, the figures are for illustration only, always take professional advice before filing your return.
Employer superannuation in Australia is paid at a flat rate of 10% on your salary. The table belows shows how we calculated employer superannuation contributions in 2021.
|$55,000.00||Annual Salary in 2021|
|x||10%||Employer Superannuation rate in 2021|
|=||$5,500.00||Employer Superannuation in 2021|
The cost of an employee in Australia is calculated by adding the employee salary to the employers superannuation payments. The cost of an employee In Australia on a $55,000.00 annual salary is illustrated below. The "cost of an employee" is also referred to as the "salary package" in this calculation.
|$55,000.00||Annual Salary in 2021|
|+||$5,500.00||Employer Superannuation in 2021|
|=||$60,500.00||Cost of Employee on a $55,000.00 annual salary in 2021|
The $55k after tax take home pay illustration provides a salary calculation for an Australian resident earning $55,000.00 per annum and assumes private medicare provisions have been made where necessary. You can alter and edit this calculator to work out your out salary using our the salary calculator for Australian income tax. You can view alternate salary illustrations for Australia here, each is automated using the default settings in the Australia Tax Calculator.
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iCalculator Australia Income Tax Salary Calculator updated 2021/22 tax year. Income Tax calculations and Medicare factoring for 2021/22 with historical pay figures on average earnings in Australia for each market sector and location. Salary calculations include gross annual income, tax deductible elements such as Medicare, HECS HELP Debt and include age related tax allowances.
iCalculator also provides historical Australian earning figures so individual employees and employers can review how much tax has been paid in previous tax years or you can use the salary calculator 2021/22 to see home much your take home salary will be in 2021.