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  • Increasing the Medicare levy low-income thresholds

    On 9 May 2017, the Government announced that the Medicare levy low-income thresholds for singles, families, seniors and pensioners will increase from the 2016-17 income year.

    The threshold increases mean that households will not pay the Medicare levy if their taxable income is below a statutory low-income threshold.

    The singles threshold will increase to $21,655.

    The family threshold will increase to $36,541 plus $3,356 for each dependent child or student.

    The single seniors and pensioners threshold will increase to $34,244.

    The family threshold for seniors and pensioners will increase to $47, 670 plus $3,356 for each dependent child or student.

    Legislation and supporting material

    Legislation is being developed for this measure.

      Last modified: 10 May 2017QC 51986