• Health insurance


    Your entitlement to a private health insurance rebate or tax offset depends on your income level. If you have private health insurance:

    • the amount of private health insurance rebate you are entitled to receive is reduced if your income is more than a certain amount
    • we will calculate the amount of private health insurance rebate you are entitled to receive when you lodge your tax return.

    You can claim your private health insurance rebate as a:

    • premium reduction, which lowers the policy price charged by your insurer
    • refundable tax offset through your tax return.

    This may result in you receiving a tax offset or a liability, depending on:

    • how you claim your rebate
    • the level of rebate you have claimed for your policy
    • your income for Medicare levy surcharge purposes.

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    Last modified: 29 Aug 2016QC 31939