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  • Medicare levy calculator

    This calculator helps you estimate your Medicare levy. It includes any reductions or exemptions you are allowed.

    It can be used for the 2013–14 to 2020–21 income years.

    For most taxpayers the Medicare levy is 2% of their taxable income.

    The Medicare levy surcharge (MLS) is a separate levy from Medicare levy. It applies to taxpayers on a higher income who don’t have private health cover. The MLS is designed to encourage these taxpayers to take out private patient hospital cover and use the private hospital system.

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    Before you use this calculator

    The calculated results are based on the information you provided at the time of calculation. You should use these results as an estimate and for guidance purposes only.

    The exact amount of your Medicare levy can only be calculated upon lodgment of your income tax return.

    Information you need for this calculator

    • Your taxable income.
    • Your spouse's taxable income.
    • Whether you were eligible for a Medicare levy exemption and the number of days you were eligible.

    When you can't use this calculator

    You can't use this calculator if you:

    • had a spouse and they were eligible for the Seniors and pensioners tax offset (SAPTO)
    • received exempt foreign employment income
    • received a superannuation lump sum during the year and paid no tax on part or all of the amount.

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    Access the calculator

    If you have a spouse, use the calculator for your personal circumstances and then use it again for your spouse’s personal circumstances to find out your estimated Medicare levies.

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    Last modified: 01 Jul 2021QC 16846