If you are Support Staff, you need to consider carefully when opting for ‘annualisation’ of your salary because it could affect your tax.

For example, we recently spoke to one member who agreed to work five hours per day, additional, for a fortnight in school holidays prior to the start of term.

It meant a virtual doubling of salary for the fortnight and incurred more than four times the usual tax deduction. While it is likely that the additional tax taken will be refunded at tax return time, the immediate effect was for that person to receive much less additional pay, straight away, for the extra work.

If you are considering working additional hours while on annualised salary read our factsheet here. If you have further questions, contact us.