Backdating income levy

Certain funds are exempt from levy, such as retirement benefits, pensions and public assistance.

The Division may issue multiple bank levies in an attempt to pay the debt(s) in full.

It is in addition to the Medicare Levy of 2%, which is paid by most Australian taxpayers.

To work out your annual income for MLS and Rebate purposes, you can refer to the Australian Taxation Office's Private Health Insurance Rebate Calculator or contact the ATO directly.

You can request your award of benefit to be backdated, up to a maximum of one month for working age people.

Examples include, but are not limited to, a demand note, cash value of a life insurance policy, or contract payments.

General treatment cover without hospital cover will not provide an exemption; and Overseas Visitors Cover, Overseas Student Health Cover or cover held with an international insurer will not provide an exemption.

If you hold appropriate hospital cover but temporarily suspend payments for that cover (for example, to travel overseas), then you are not exempt during the suspended period.

Appeals Service website You can request an explanation or review a decision by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page - Benefits - Request for an Explanation or Review of decision.

BACKDATING Benefit is usually awarded from the Monday following the date we receive your application form so it is important not to delay in sending your form to us.

The Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) is levied on payers of Australian tax who do not have private hospital cover and who earn above a certain income.

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