Medicare levy low-income threshold

Date of effect 1 July 2020

The Government will increase the Medicare levy low-income thresholds for singles, families, and seniors and pensioners from 1 July 2020 to take account of recent movements in the CPI so that low-income taxpayers generally continue to be exempt from paying the Medicare levy.

  2019-20 2020-21
Singles $22,801 $23,226
Family threshold $38,474 $39,167
Single seniors and pensioners $36,056 $36,705
Family threshold for seniors and pensioners $50,191 $51,094

For each dependent child or student, the family income thresholds increase by a further $3,597 instead of the previous amount of $3,533.


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