Medicare is the scheme that gives Australian residents access to health care. To help fund the scheme, most taxpayers pay a Medicare levy of 2% of their taxable income. If your taxable income is equal to or less than your lower threshold amount ($22,398 in FY 2019), you do not have to pay the Medicare levy. You can claim a full exemption for any period for which you have a certificate from the Medicare Levy Exemption Certification Unit of Medicare Australia showing you were not entitled to Medicare benefits because you were a temporary resident for Medicare purposes.
We can help our clients apply for certificate of Medicare Levy Exemption on additional charge if required. Please send us scanned copies of your passport pages which includes all Australian visas, all arrival and departure stamps and the photo/signature pages.