Payment Summaries and Reportable Fringe Benefits

Payment summaries are issued electronically for employees of NSW Health. This page provides useful information and resources to help you understand your payment summary.

2018/19 Payment Summaries are now available!

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How to read your Payment Summary

The below video explains how to read the different components that make up your payment summary.

Payment Summaries FAQs

When will I receive my 2018/19 Payment Summary?

Payment Summaries for the 2018/19 Financial Year will be available by 14 July 2019.

How will I receive my 2018/19 Payment Summary?

Payment Summaries are issued electronically for all NSW Health employees.

Employees can also view, print and save Payment Summaries in Employee Self Service. Download the ESS User Guide PDF File to learn how.

If you receive your payslips via email, a copy of your 2018/19 Payment Summary will be emailed to this email address. You can update your payslip delivery preference though Employee Self Service. Download the ESS User Guide PDF File to learn how.

Employees who no longer work for NSW Health will receive their payment summary via post (to the last known address).

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What if I have forgotten my username/password to Employee Self Service?

Save time and reset your password online by using the ‘forgot password’ button on the StaffLink login screen.

Alternatively, you can contact the Statewide Service Desk for assistance with this or any other technical issues on 1300 28 55 33.

How do I view my Payment Summary?

Employees can also view, print and save Payment Summaries in Employee Self Service. Download the ESS User Guide PDF File to learn how.

How many Payment Summaries will I receive?

You will receive a separate Payment Summary for each Health Agency you have worked for during the 2018/19 Financial Year.

Employees who ceased employment, or who transferred to another NSW Health Agency within the 2018/19 Financial Year will receive a printed copy of their Payment Summary for the relevant Health Agency.

Further information

Please contact your Manager in the first instance. Your Workforce/Human Resources Unit may also be able to assist.

Alternatively contact the Payroll Services Customer Services Team:

Reportable Fringe Benefits

What is a Reportable Fringe Benefit amount?

If you have entered into agreement to have Salary Packaging and/or Meal Entertainment, or have been provided with fringe benefits within the Fringe Benefits Tax year ending 31 March 2019, a Reportable Fringe Benefits Amount (RFBA) will be recorded on your Payment Summary where the fringe benefits exceeds $2,000.

Employees who are performing exempt duties within Health Agencies are eligible to be provided with fringe benefits which are exempt from FBT up to a threshold cap pursuant to section 57A of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 (FBTAA).

Salary Packaging enables eligible employees to package certain approved fringe benefit items as FBT exempt up to the value of $9,010 per annum, and $2,650 for Meal Entertainment.

Your Payment Summary will show your gross salary as your base salary plus any overtime and allowances, less the total value of your pre-tax benefit items, the salary packaging administration fee and the employers’ share of the tax savings.

It will also include a ‘grossed-up’ RFBA .This amount is the total amount of the taxable value of your reportable benefit items factored up by a rate set by the Australian Taxation Office (1.8868 for the 2018/19 Financial Year).

If you Salary Packaged to the full net amount of $9,010 in the 2018/19 Fringe Benefit year, this will be displayed on your Payment Summary as a RFBA of $17,000. If you claimed Meal Entertainment to the full net amount of $2,650, this will be displayed on your payment summary as $5,000. If you claimed both Salary Packaging & Meal Entertainment to the full net amount, this will be displayed as $22,000.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recognises an eligible staff member who has a RFBA on their payment summary as having received their Salary Packaging and/or Meal Entertainment tax free and as having received a fringe benefit. Should this amount be means tested by the ATO to determine the equivalent taxable gross value it would equate to an amount of $17,000 (or $22,000 if also claimed meal entertainment in full). Means testing may be undertaken for the purpose of assessing payments such as the Medicare Levy Surcharge, Higher Education Loan Payments (HELP), superannuation benefits, child support and family assistance.

For further advice about Taxation, please refer to the Australian Taxation Office website.

What if I have salary packaged across multiple Health Agencies (all exempt duties)?

For the 2018/19 Financial Year, all RFBA appear on the Payment Summary for your current or most recent NSW Health employer.

This means that if you salary packaged in a previous Local Health District or Health Agency and transferred to another Local Health District or Health Agency (where both roles involved performing exempt duties) during the last fringe benefit year, the RFBA will also transfer and be consolidated onto the Payment Summary of the current or most recent Health employer.

What if I perform exempt and non-exempt duties at multiple Health Agency?

For the 2018/19 Financial Year, where you have salary packaged in a Health Agency where you were performing exempt duties and transferred into a Health Agency where salary packaging was no longer available as a result of non-exempt duties, you will receive separate RFBA on separate payment summaries where the aggregate fringe benefits received across both Health Agency exceeds $2,000.

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