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Re: Medicare levy exemption

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If I indicate that I am a resident for tax purposes (As I am holding student visa subclass 500), What should I answer for Were you a temporary resident for Medicare purposes and have a Medicare entitlement statement?"
I am still waiting for MES from Services Australia.

Thank you
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Taxicorn

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@elish_kstha1994 

 

Don't lodge until you have an exemption certificate.

 

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@elish_kstha1994 

 

Don't lodge until you have an exemption certificate.

 

Newbie

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Also after I receive the MES do I need to email ATO about it or anything else?? Thank you.

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Hi @elish_kstha1994

 

See Category 3: Not entitled to Medicare benefits You will see it clearly shows what needs to happen.

 

To make it easy for you ..... it says in part:

 

To claim an exemption, you must first submit a Medicare entitlement statement to Medicare and receive a certification letter from them saying that you were not entitled to Medicare benefits for a particular period. You can then claim the exemption for the period that Medicare has advised.

 

You need to submit a Medicare entitlement statement to Medicare each year you want to claim an exemption.

For more information on how to apply for a Medicare entitlement statement as a temporary resident, go to servicesaustralia.gov.au

 

As for when it comes to lodging the instructions simply say:

  • If you were a temporary resident for Medicare purposes and have a Medicare entitlement statement from Services Australia covering a period in 2019–20 (see Category 3), then print C in the CLAIM TYPE box.

You should keep the document should we ask you to produce it.

 

I'm new

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Due to the delay for Medicare to process the MES form, I think I won't get the certificate before the deadline to lodge my tax return. I understand that we should wait for that certificate to arrive before lodging, but that will mean lodging a late-tax return... 

 

Will the tax return online form still be accessible after 31 October? 

Will I get penalties or fees because I lodge late? 

Is there a way to prevent this from happening? 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxicorn

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@ndavid14 

 

If you go through a Tax Agent you can delay it until March 2021.