Commonwealth Consolidated Acts

[Index] [Table] [Search] [Search this Act] [Notes] [Noteup] [Previous] [Next] [Download] [Help]

INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1936 - SECT 251S

Medicare levy

             (1)  Subject to this Part, a levy by the name of Medicare levy is levied, and shall be paid, at the rate applicable under the relevant Act imposing the levy for a financial year upon:

                     (a)  the taxable income of the year of income of a person, not being a company or a person in the capacity of a trustee, who, at any time during the year of income, was a resident of Australia;

                     (b)  if the trustee of a trust estate is required to be assessed in pursuance of section 98 in respect of a share of the net income of the trust estate of the year of income, being a share to which a beneficiary who, at any time during the year of income, was a resident of Australia is presently entitled--that share of that net income; and

                     (c)  if the trustee of a trust estate (other than a trust estate of a deceased person) is required to be assessed, and is liable to pay tax, in pursuance of section 99 or 99A in respect of the whole or a part of the net income of the trust estate of the year of income--that net income or that part of that net income, as the case may be; and

                     (d)  if the trustee of an AMIT is required to be assessed in pursuance of subsection 276-405(2) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in respect of an amount mentioned in that subsection--that amount; and

                     (e)  if the trustee of an AMIT is required to be assessed in pursuance of subsection 276-415(2) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in respect of an amount mentioned in that subsection--that amount; and

                      (f)  if the trustee of an AMIT is required to be assessed in pursuance of subsection 276-420(2) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in respect of an amount mentioned in that subsection--that amount.

Note 1:       Subdivision 61-L (tax offset for Medicare levy surcharge (lump sum payments in arrears)) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 might provide a tax offset for a person if Medicare levy surcharge (within the meaning of that Act) is payable by the person.

Note 2:       The tax offset for foreign income tax under Division 770 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 can be applied against your liability to pay Medicare levy or Medicare levy (fringe benefits) surcharge: see item 22 of the table in subsection 63-10(1) of that Act.

          (1A)  If the taxpayer is entitled to a tax offset under subsection 301-20(2) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 for a year of income, paragraph (1)(a) of this section applies as if the taxable income of the taxpayer of the year of income were reduced by the amount mentioned in subsection 301-20(3) of that Act for the person for the year.

             (2)  Levy payable by a person in accordance with this Part is payable in addition to any tax payable by the person in accordance with any other provision of this Act.



AustLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback