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  • Schedule 6 – Medicare levy adjustment weekly tax table

    This table should be read with the Weekly tax table - including instructions for calculating monthly and quarterly withholding (NAT 1005) and the Medicare levy variation declaration (NAT 0929)


    For payments made on or after 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2014

    This document is a withholding schedule made by the Commissioner of Taxation in accordance with sections 15-25 and 15-30 of schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953. It applies to withholding payments covered by Subdivisions 12-B (except sections 12-50 and 12-55), and 12-D of schedule 1.

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    Who should use this table?



    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    You should use this table if you make payments to your payee on a weekly basis and they are entitled to a Medicare levy adjustment.


    This tax table includes instructions for calculating the Medicare levy adjustment for monthly payments.

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    Find out more

    For a full list of tax tables, refer to Tax tables.

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    Is your payee entitled to a Medicare levy adjustment?

    Your payee is entitled to an adjustment if they meet all of the following requirements:

    • they have provided you with a Medicare levy variation declaration in which they
      • claimed dependents
      • answered yes to question 10 ‘Is the combined weekly income of you and your spouse, or your income as a sole parent, less than the relevant amount in table A
    • they have weekly earnings of $395 or more, but less than the corresponding amount in column A of Table 1.


    A payee who claims two dependent children must have weekly earnings of less than $876 to be entitled to a Medicare levy adjustment.

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    No Medicare levy is payable on weekly earnings of less than $395.

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    If your payee claims more than 10 children, the column A amount is $1,421, plus $68 for each child claimed in excess of 10.

    Column B shows the values used in calculating adjustments for payees with more than five dependent children. If your payee claims more than 10 dependent children, the column B amount is $1,207.94 plus $57.82 for each child in excess of 10.

    Find out more

    For information about how to use table 1 see How to work out the Medicare levy adjustment.

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    Table 1: Medicare levy adjustments


    Column A

    Column B

    Spouse only



    Number of children

































    Can you use a formula?

    The Medicare levy adjustments shown in this table can be expressed in a mathematical form.

    If you have developed your own payroll software package, to refer to Statement of formulas for calculating amounts to be withheld (NAT 1004).

    Last modified: 14 Jun 2013QC 25924