• Medicare levy adjustment monthly withholding table

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    For payments made on or after 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

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    Using this table

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    Warning:

    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 employee on a monthly basis and they are entitled to a Medicare levy adjustment.

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    This table should be read with the Monthly tax table (NAT 1007) and the Medicare levy variation declaration (NAT 0929)

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    When your employee is entitled to a Medicare levy adjustment

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

    • they have provided you with a Medicare levy variation declaration (NAT 0929) 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 on page 1?'
       
    • they have monthly earnings of $1,711 or more, but less than the corresponding amount in column A of table 1 on this page – for example, an employee who claims two dependent children must have monthly earnings of less than $4,237 to be entitled to a Medicare levy adjustment.
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    No Medicare levy is payable on monthly earnings of less than $1,711.

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    If your employee claims more than 10 children, the column A amount is $6,867, plus $329 for each child claimed in excess of 10.

    Column B shows the values used in calculating adjustments for employees with more than five dependent children. If your employee claims more than 10 dependent children, the column B amount is $5,493.92 plus $263.00 for each child in excess of 10.

    Find out more

    For information about how to use table 1 see Working out the Medicare levy adjustment below.

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    Table 1: Medicare levy adjustments

     

    Column A

    Column B

    Spouse only

    $3579

    -

    Number of children

     

     

    1

    $3,908

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    2

    $4,237

    -

    3

    $4,566

    -

    4

    $4,894

    -

    5

    $5,223

    -

    6

    $5,552

    $4,441.92

    7

    $5,881

    $4,704.92

    8

    $6,209

    $4,967.92

    9

    $6,538

    $5,230.92

    10

    $6,867

    $5,493.92

    Working out the withholding amount

    To workout the amount you need to withhold, you must:

    1. Use the Monthly tax table (NAT 1007) to find the monthly amount to withhold from your employee’s earnings, allowing for any tax offsets claimed.
    2. Reduce this amount by the amount of the Medicare levy adjustment, worked out as detailed below.
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    Where the adjustment equals or exceeds the amount obtained in step 1 the amount to be withheld is nil.

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    Last modified: 01 Jul 2014QC 39415