12 July 2018 – For an update on this post, see THIS POST
July 2019 update – Third Party supplier FGH, have decided to discontinue tax tables for Quickbooks/Reckon due to low demand.
Parliament agreed to the Budget tax cuts last week, meaning new tax rates will apply from 1 July 2018 and will now affect most employees – not just those with student loans as previously expected. As a result, HELP/SSL/TSL and SFSS rates and thresholds cause every tax table has changed – see the ATO website for more details.
Does your MYOB/Quickbooks software have out of date tax tables, or you know you need them by experience every year. (To find what you have, click Set Up then General Payroll Information. In about the middle is the table date at the start of that tax year it applies to).
Tax tables become out of date nearly each year as tax rates and/or Medicare and HECS thresholds can be changed by the Tax Office (ATO). MYOB only supply new tax tables via full software annual subscription. You can no-longer buy the latest tax tables separately as many years ago. Users must upgrade to a new version or take out Cover under their support program to receive the latest tables or ‘pay2myob.bin’ file for earlier versions (MYOB) to keep payroll compliant. (If you want assistance to upgrade to the latest MYOB call Paul – 0407 361 596 or email us – firstname.lastname@example.org).
The special MYOB tax file (eg ‘pay2myob.bin’) has been specially formatted so that it disallows any manual edit. Additionally, each version is formatted specially, so you can’t use a tax file formatted for MYOB Version 19 with say Version 16. For the Mac version (AccountEdge®) the tax table file is called “MYOB Tax Tables” or in v9 to 9.6 has a “.tax” extension. Everything else though is the same and all the comments here apply equally to the Mac version.
Note: Third-party tax tables cannot be used in MYOB 2011 onwards – you MUST have subscription or upgrade. Contact the software supplier.
If you have older desktop versions, there is a Solution up to MYOB v19.13 and Account Edge 15.5 – Third party updated tax tables available for $82 provide a substitute, have been tested by ourselves and work with many prior versions. They are for those who want to continue to use their current versions of MYOB® without the need to upgrade. Note that there is nothing in your license agreement that prevents you using 3rd party tax tables.
Installation is simple. The tables are supplied with easy to follow video and instructions and instantly downloaded after secure credit card payment in most instances, or will be emailed to you. You also receive a PDF copy of the applicable Aust Tax Office Weekly Tax Table for you to check the accuracy of the calculations. After-sales email support is available for any installation or setup issues you may encounter. If you would like Account Keeping Plus to install for you, we can do by remote desktop – Teamviewer (free software). For $50+GST. Call or email for instructions.
Note: NO changes are made to the software. The only changes made are to the tax rates in your company data file that the software calls upon to calculate PAYG Withholding in a pay, when processing payroll. The changes made are not permanent and can be reversed by reloading the tax tables from your current tax table file, simply moving a file in the software folder
These third-party tables are available, which Account Keeping Plus have tested in the software and tested against the ATO tables and work perfectly for us and our clients. To get more details and purchase for your MYOB – click the grey box to the right – “Tax Tables” or CLICK HERE.
For the latest tax tables, to download the PDF and keep a copy, or use the Tax Withheld Calculator online all from here ATO Tax Tables – PDF’s.
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