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  PAYG INSTALMENT VARIATIONS

Taxpayers that continue to be affected by Covid-19 can vary their PAYG Instalments throughout the year if they believe they pay too much compared to their estimated tax for the year. Provided the taxpayer takes reasonable care to estimate their end of year tax, the ATO will not apply penalties on excessive variations for the 2021/22 income year.

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Tax Facts - Medicare Levy

The Medicare Levy is a tax payable by Australian residents to cover health care charges. It is payable on taxable income, in addition to income tax. Individuals and families on higher incomes who do not have an appropriate level of private hospital cover may have to pay the Medicare levy surcharge.

Medicare Levy is usually calculated at 2% of taxable income. A reduction in the rate is available for people on low incomes and an exemption is available for people in certain categories.
A Medicare Levy Calculator is available on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) web site to help you work out your obligation.

MORE: See the Medicare Levy Essentials section of the ATO web site.