5 July 202109:47 PM - edited 5 July 202109:48 PM
Person A has a taxable income of $102,100.
Person B has a taxable income of $65,400.
Person A and B are living together in a de facto relationship. Neither of them have dependent children nor do they have any private health cover.
Person B, when filing their return via MyGov, was eligible for the full MLS exemption and was not given to option to change it. Person A, however, has the option to declare a full exemption or half an exemption for the full year but is unsure which one to claim given their combined income is $167,500.
Will Person A be liable for the surcharge at any stage? Which option should they pick should they be applicable for the MLS exemption?