Tax is deducted automatically through the department's payroll systems in accordance with formula supplied by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
All new employees must provide a tax file number declaration form to the department on commencement of their employment. Information you provide in this declaration will determine how much tax is withheld from payments made to you.
If you do not provide a tax file number, tax will be withheld from all payments made to you at the top rate of tax.
Where to submit your forms
Completed forms should be emailed as an attachment to the relevant EDConnect processing team, as follows:
- For teaching staff in the Hunter, Central Coast, Northern Sydney, Western Sydney, New England and North Coast regions - EDConnect.Newcastle.Forms@det.nsw.edu.au
- For teaching staff in the Illawarra, South East, Riverina, South Western Sydney, Sydney and Western NSW regions - EDConnect.Wollongong.Forms@det.nsw.edu.au
- For all school-based support staff - EdConnect.Bathurst.Forms@det.nsw.edu.au
- For all corporate and non school-based teaching staff - EDConnect.CorporatePayroll.Forms@det.nsw.edu.au
Please note: Casual teachers engaged for the first time should submit their information to the school at which they have been engaged to work. The school will arrange for documents to be forwarded to the EDConnect casual payroll team at EDConnect.firstname.lastname@example.org and for a casual payroll ID number to be issued.