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How to show STSL (HELP/HECS) separately on pay slip

From 1 July 2019, all study and training loans are covered by one set of thresholds and rates and are now called STSL and no longer HECS/HELP/SSL/TST/SFSS. This article will step you through showing an employee's STSL separately on a payslip in Wagemaster.

Setting up an employee’s STSL (Study and Training Support Loans) payment separately.

Background: From 1 July 2019, all study and training loans are covered by one set of thresholds and rates. SFSS Tax Tables are no longer separated and have become obsolete, with these becoming part of a single study and training support loan repayment hierarchy. Tax tables for 2019-20 with HELP/SSL/TSL have been renamed ‘Study and training support loans (STSL). Employees on tax tables marked as obsolete will have to be moved to an equivalent STSL tax table.

Update The PAYG Tax Tables

To set up an employee’s STSL payment separately, go to Employee Details > Payments > Tax.

In Tax Table, ensure that the tax scale does not include STSL.

In Secondary Tax, add STSL.

My Example Employee is on Tax Scale 02 With General Exemption and he has a Study Loan.

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Note: To remove STSL from the Secondary Tax field,  click in the secondary tax box and hold the backspace button down until the secondary tax box is cleared.

Employee Payslip:

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The tax is separated on the employee's pay slip, but in STP the total tax is reported to the ATO.

Note: If the employee has not earned enough to reach the threshold, no item will appear for STSL on their payslip.

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