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  • Medicare levy surcharge and private health insurance rebate thresholds frozen

    In the 2016-17 Federal Budget, the government announced that it will continue the pause on indexation of the income thresholds for the Medicare levy surcharge and private health insurance rebate for a further three years from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021.

    Private health insurance rebate and Medicare levy surcharge income thresholds - 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021

    Status

    Base tier

    Tier 1

    Tier 2

    Tier 3

    Singles

    $90,000 or less

    $90,001 - $105,000

    $105,001 - $140,000

    $140,001 or more

    Families and couples

    $180,000 or less

    $180,001 - $210,000

    $210,001 - $280,000

    $280,001 or more

    The change is now law.

    The indexation of the income thresholds for the Medicare levy surcharge and private health insurance rebate has been paused from 1 July 2015.

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      Last modified: 13 Feb 2017QC 49869