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Gross pay estimator

Version 1.9.0
Takes 2 to 10 minutes to complete

What is the gross pay estimator?

The gross pay estimator will give you an estimate of your gross pay based on your net pay for a particular pay period. A pay period can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

attention The gross pay estimator is for payments received between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014 only.


The gross pay estimator will not work if you have:

  • a pay as you go (PAYG) withholding variation in place.
  • completed a withholding declaration to increase the withholding from your pay or to claim tax offsets.
  • deductions (pre-tax or post-tax) taken from your pay:

    • pre-tax deductions, such as work place giving, are arrangements where you make a donation to a charity and the donation is deducted from your pay before tax is calculated - tax in this situation is calculated after the donation is deducted from your pay, and
    • post-tax deductions, such as union fees, payee superannuation contributions, are deducted from your net pay that is, after tax has been deducted from your gross pay.
  • Received a lump sum payment of back payments, commissions, or bonuses (including leave loading).

Who is it for?

This estimator will help you to work out an estimate of your gross pay and the amount withheld from payment made to you as a payee:

  • where you were not provided a payment summary by your payer and you are doing a statutory declaration for your income tax return.
  • Note: If the amount of your pay differs from one period to another, it is not possible to calculate the annual income based on the amount received on a single pay period. You will need to use the estimator to calculate your gross pay for each pay period that you do not know and then total them separately.
  • where you did not receive a payslip for a pay period (can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly) or
  • you want to check that the amount withheld from your gross pay for a pay period is correct.

Information you will need


  • This estimator provides an estimate based on the information you have provided.
  • The details entered are used only for your calculation. They are not transmitted to the ATO for any purpose.
Takes 2 to 10 minutes to complete