Your compulsory repayment rate increases as your income increases – the more you earn, the higher your repayment.
You can also choose to make voluntary repayments at any time to reduce the balance of your debt. You may still have to make a compulsory repayment or pay an overseas levy if, after making your voluntary repayment:
you still have a debt; and
your repayment income is above the minimum repayment threshold.
Voluntary repaymentscan be made at any time to reduce the balance of your loan. They are non-refundable and are paid directly to us.
You may still have to make a compulsory repayment or pay an overseas levy if:
you still have a debt
your repayment income exceeds the repayment threshold.
If your employer fails to withhold amounts from your pay throughout the year, or withholds too much, we’ll calculate your debt or refund after you lodge your tax return.
If a debt causes you financial hardship, you can talk to us about setting up a payment plan.
Why isn't my loan decreasing?
The amounts your employer withholds from your pay won't come off your loan until you've lodged your income tax return and we've calculated your repayment amount.
Once your income tax return is lodged and your compulsory repayment is calculated and paid onto our account, you will see it come off your loan as an annual lump sum rather than weekly or fortnightly payments.