What is the Medicare Levy Exemption?

Medicare Levy Exemption


First of all, if you are a nonresident for tax purposes, you do not need to pay the Medicare Levy. Every Australian resident has to pay a Medicare Levy that amounts to 1.5% of their taxable income. However, it is possible to qualify for a reduction or exemption.


If you are an Australian resident, you may be able to pay a reduced Medicare Levy. Your income must be between $21,665 and $27,068. Slightly higher thresholds apply to taxpayers who qualify for the senior Australians tax offset and the pensioner tax offset. Your income must be between $34,244 and $42,805. On the other hand, if your taxable income is equal to or less than the lower threshold amount ($21,665) you may be exempt from the Medicare Levy entirely.



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