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Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) Surcharge exemption

This support note applies to:

  • AO Tax (AU)
  • AE Tax Series 6 & 8 (AU)
  • AE Tax (AU)
Article ID: 36824

In MYOB Tax for individual returns, the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) is NOT calculated when the following is present:

  • Taxpayer is married (with or without children) and
  • Combined Adjustable Taxable Income (ATI) exceeds the family surcharge threshold but
  • Taxpayers individual income is LESS than the Medicare Levy (MCL) individual income base amount.

In this scenario, the ATO advises, the individual taxpayer is NOT liable for the MLS although the spouse may be liable.  For more details refer to the ATO link below:

ATO - When do you have to pay the surcharge?

MYOB confirms that MLS calculated correctly in tax estimate for above scenario from Tax 2014.2 onwards.

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