Selecting a chosen % of tax payable in PAYG

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If an employee chooses to pay a higher % of tax which tax code should be selected and then does the percentage in which is chosen to pay, entered?
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Sarah

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John Graetz

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HI Sarah.  This is the official way.  Set the Tax Code to 8-No TaxC.  Then go down to the bottom section of that page and input the percentage that you want each pay run to use.  Just enter a number, without the % sign.  A word of caution though.  If the % is only just a little over the standard rate and a particular pay run includes some other payment which boosts the gross pay into a different tax bracket, you may not be taking out enough tax for that pay.
The other alternative is to leave the Tax Code as is and in that same area that you can input the % rate, you will see an option which allows a dollar amount to be added to each pay instead.  That dollar amount will always be an amount in addition to the standard rate, meaning that you would never be in a situation where insufficient tax was taken out of a pay.  John G.