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  • Private health insurance

    You may have to pay the Medicare levy surcharge (MLS) if:

    • you suspended or stopped your private patient hospital cover for you or your family for any part of the year
    • your income for MLS purposes is above the MLS threshold – $90,000 for singles or $180,000 for families.

    We will determine whether you need to pay the MLS from the information you provide in your tax return and from information supplied to us by health insurance providers.

    If you (and your dependents, if you have them) were in an exemption category, then you don't have to pay the surcharge.

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      Last modified: 01 Sep 2020QC 62802