PHI 28/11

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information on medicare levy surcharge thresholds for 2011-12

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13 April 2011

Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds for 2011-12

For the 2010-11 income tax year, the income thresholds for the Medicare levy surcharge were increased to $77,000 per year for singles and $154,000 per year for couples/families.

Under the Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Act (No 2) 2008, the income thresholds are indexed each year by using indexation factors calculated for full time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has advised that for the 2011-12 income tax year the income thresholds will be as follows:
  • Singles Surcharge Threshold: $80,000
  • Family Surcharge Threshold: $160,000 (the family threshold increases by $1,500 for each dependent child after the first).
The new income thresholds will be available on the ATO’s website in due course. Further queries concerning the Medicare levy surcharge, including the income thresholds, should be directed to the ATO on 13 28 61.

If you require further information please telephone: (02) 6289 9853/24 hr answering machine or email the enquiry to Private Health Insurance Branch

For more information visit 2011 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars.

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