PAYROLL – Tax Changes for Australia June 2017-2018

PCSchool Payroll has released the new Tax Tables for the Australian 2017/2018 tax year.

For Payroll End of Year Procedures see here

It is recommended that you update to the latest version of PCSchool – Curric version 2016.0.0.521 / Finance version 2016.0.0.194. Providing you have completed your final Payroll Payment run for 20176-17 tax year then download the latest followup available from our website.  You may use either the pre followup version or the newly downloaded Finance.exe to prepare payment summaries for the 2016-17 tax year. The format of Payment Summaries has changed for 2017-18, and these changes are in the Followup, however for 2016-17 the ATO will accept either format. Download the followup and extract the files to \pcschool\programs on the server. These should then automatically flow down to user clients machines when next they run PCSchool.

To use the new Payment Summary print format you will need to take the Followup and download the new report. The new report needs to be downloaded and saved to \PCSchool\Reports\SQL on your server.  (You will know you have the new print format if the Payment Summaries you produce have a Type for Gross Payments and an extra section to indicate if your organisation is exempt from FBT under section 57A)  Should your current Payment Summary contain customization eg school logo then you will need to get these reports (GrCert?.rpt) modified to incorporate the compulsory ATO modifications) before they can be used in the 2017-2018 tax year.

Payment Summary Changes

Once all pays for the 2016/2017 tax year have been completed then proceed to to update your tax tables as below.

You can download the tax scales here. Download the file and extract contents to \pcschool\data on the server. If you run Multi Workareas you will also need to extract to those workareas eg \pcschool\other workarea name  also on the server.  In each desired workarea go into Finance > Utilities > Data Import/Export. Select files 111 and 112. Change option to Erase and Import and Begin Operation.Import Tax.jpg


While all care has been taken PCSchool takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data tables supplied and it is each users obligation to test the accuracy of the Tax Calculations performed by the program.

Once the followup update has been installed go to Help – About within the Finance Module and check your version number. Your version should be Finance version 2016.0.0.194 (or higher)Finance Version.jpg

Check your Tax, Scales, HELP and SFSS Tables have been updated, these have changed.

Tax ScalesHelp Tax Scales

If you require assistance with any of the above please contact the PCSchool Help Desk – 07 4939 5995 or

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