Holiday Makers Tax

Cheryl Medley
Cheryl Medley Member Posts: 102

I have just had a phone call from a client who employs backpackers. One of their ladies, doing her tax return online, has had a rejection from the ATO as her Gross Payment has 'S' beside it but apparently it should be 'H'. I am attaching a copy of her list of her other employers. I have looked at a lot places within Payroll Premier but can't see an option to add 'S' or 'H' to describe the gross payment. I also checked back to the previous year and see that all of the past backpackers' INBs have 'S' beside their gross payment summary. There has never been a problem with returns before (that I am aware of) so is there something I am missing?

When I set up new employees, I use the '155: Holiday Maker - 15' option in the tax table drop down. And that's what I've been using for the past 3 or 4 years since I started this payroll. This is the first time there has been a problem.

There is a note at the bottom with 'X' but I can't see where it refers to.

Thank you in advance.


  • Cheryl Medley
    Cheryl Medley Member Posts: 102

    Am I the only one who has had a problem with this? I see that a few people have seen it but I haven't had any suggestions as to how to fix things as yet.

    Cheers and have a great weekend. Cheryl

  • Kylie_9377946
    Kylie_9377946 Member Posts: 78 ✭✭

    Do to the taxation tab in the employee card. To the right of where you select the tax scale there is a list of boxes the last box being "Working Holiday Maker" in order for the "H" to appear on the tax summary you also need to tick this box as well as the correct tax scale.

    Hope that helps.