Information to help you complete the Medicare levy surcharge section in your tax return.
The private health insurance statement you receive from your insurer includes information that relates to the Medicare levy surcharge (MLS).
It will include the number of days that your policy provided the appropriate level of private health hospital cover, as shown below.
Number of days this policy provides an appropriate level of private patient hospital cover
A Medicare levy surcharge may apply if you, your spouse and all your dependants didn't maintain an appropriate level of private patient hospital cover for the full income year. Use the number of days listed at A to help you complete the Medicare levy surcharge question on your tax return.
We will work out if you have to pay the MLS based on the information you provide in your tax return. We will include MLS with your Medicare levy. It will show as one amount on your notice of assessment, called Medicare levy and surcharge.
You can find information about completing the Medicare levy surcharge section in your tax return in the following:
- Medicare levy surcharge (myTax instructions)
- M2 Medicare levy surcharge (MLS) (paper return instructions).