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  • Medicare levy reduction for low-income earners

    Your Medicare levy is reduced if your taxable income is below a certain threshold. In some cases, you may not have to pay the levy at all.

    The thresholds are higher for low-income earners, seniors and pensioners. If your taxable income is above the thresholds, you may still qualify for a reduction based on your family taxable income.

    You can use the Medicare levy calculator to work out your Medicare levy payable.

    Can I qualify for a Medicare levy reduction?

    In 2019–20, you do not have to pay the Medicare levy if you are single and your taxable income is equal to or less than $22,801 ($36,056 for seniors and pensioners entitled to the seniors and pensioners tax offset).

    You will pay only part of the Medicare levy if you are single and your taxable income is between $22,801 and $28,501 ($36,056 and $45,069 for seniors and pensioners entitled to the seniors and pensioners tax offset).

    You may still qualify for a reduction based on your family taxable income.

    If you do not qualify for a reduction in the Medicare levy, you may still qualify for a Medicare levy exemption.

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    Last modified: 01 Jul 2020QC 27031