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  • myTax 2022 Income tests

    We use income tests to work out your eligibility for a number of tax offsets and benefits. These can reduce the amount of tax you pay.

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    Why we use income tests

    We use income tests to work out whether you:

    • can claim certain tax offsets and the amount you are entitled to receive
    • can receive some government benefits or concessions
    • are entitled to a rebate for your private health insurance
    • must pay tax
    • must pay Medicare levy surcharge
    • have compulsory repayments for study and training support loans, including:
      • Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
      • Vocational Education and Training Student Loan (VSL)
      • Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS)
      • Student Start-up Loan (SSL)
      • ABSTUDY Student Start-up Loan (ABSTUDY SSL)
      • Trade Support Loan (TSL).

    We may also pass this information to other government agencies, such as Services Australia, to ensure you are receiving your correct entitlement to government benefits. It will also be used to correctly determine any child support payments.

    Each income tests item will only display at Prepare return if it contains an amount.

    myTax will populate some amounts using the information you provide in your tax return. You may not be able to edit those populated amounts at Income tests. For more information, refer to the specific income test.

    If you need to add information to items not initially displayed at Prepare return, select 'Add/Edit' at the Income tests banner.

      Last modified: 01 Jun 2022QC 69322