# Your family MLS surcharge threshold – work it out

Last updated 7 August 2022

To work out the correct family surcharge threshold for your family, use one of the options below:

If you have up to 6 dependent children, use the reference list below:

• No dependent children, the family MLS surcharge threshold is \$180,000
• 1 dependent child, the family MLS surcharge threshold is \$180,000
• 2 dependent children, the family MLS surcharge threshold is \$181,500
• 3 dependent children, the family MLS surcharge threshold is \$183,000
• 4 dependent children, the family MLS surcharge threshold is \$184,500
• 5 dependent children, the family MLS surcharge threshold is \$186,000
• 6 dependent children, the family MLS surcharge threshold is \$187,500.

If you have 7 or more dependent children, use the following method to calculate the family MLS surcharge threshold:

• The number of dependent children in your family less one
• Multiply by \$1,500
• Add to base family MLS surcharge threshold of \$180,000.

Example: Work out your family MLS surcharge threshold when the number of dependent children in the family is seven (7).

• 7 – 1 = 6
• 6 x \$1,500 = \$9,000
• The base family MLS surcharge threshold = \$180,000
• \$9000 + \$180,000 = \$189,000
End of example

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