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Medicare levy calculator

Work out your Medicare levy, including any reductions or exemptions you are allowed.

Last updated 29 June 2023

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Medicare levy calculator

What you can do with this calculator

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.

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

If you have to pay the Medicare levy, you may have to pay the Medicare levy surcharge (MLS).

We will work out if you have to pay the MLS based on the information you provide in your tax return. If applicable, we will include MLS with your Medicare levy. This will show as one amount on your notice of assessment as Medicare levy and surcharge.

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

Our calculator can be used for the 2013–14 to 2022–23 income years and will take between 2 and 10 minutes to complete.

What you will need

  • 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.

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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What else you can do

Find out more about the Medicare levy.