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21 Oct 11 On the Medicare Levy Surcharge

MEMBER 190 writes:

"I believe there is an anomaly that needs discussions with the Government.

Scenario. Husband has appropriate hospital insurance. The spouse (wife) is not covered by this policy and does not have a separate policy.

The spouse is charged with the Medicare Levy surcharge. Because they are husband and wife, the husband is also penalised with the levy despite the fact he has his own appropriate cover. Surely this was not the intention of the law?

Can The Tax Institute bring this to the attention of the Government"


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