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Do I have to pay Medicare? | Gotax

July 16, 2023


If you are not eligible for Medicare benefits in Australia, for a variety of reasons, you may be exempt from paying the Medicare levy or you may be eligible for a Medicare levy reduction.

A Medicare levy reduction is based on your taxable income. A Medicare levy exemption is based on specific categories. You need to consider your eligibility for a reduction or an exemption separately.

If you fall into any of the 3 categories, you may qualify for an exemption;

  • You are classed as a foreign resident for tax purposes
  • You aren’t eligible for medicare benefits
  • You have certain medical requirements

Make sure you correctly answer the questions that apply to you when using the easy Gotax online system.  That way you'll get what you are entitled to.

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Disclaimer; this is general information only, subject to change and not to be taken as advice. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your accountant.

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