Glossary beginning with M

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Maximum contribution base search for term

A limit to the amount of superannuation contributions that an employer is required to provide for an employee.

Medicare levy search for term

An amount payable by most taxpayers to cover some of the cost of the public health system.

Medicare levy surcharge search for term

An extra amount payable by some taxpayers in addition to the Medicare levy. A taxpayer may have to pay the surcharge if they do not have the appropriate level of private hospital cover with a health fund and their Medicare levy surcharge income exceeds the threshold.

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MyTax is the quick, easy, safe and secure way to lodge online. It's web-based, so you don't need to download anything and you can lodge your tax return on any device - computer, smartphone or tablet.
  • Fact 15

    Primary industry suffered severely in the 1930s due to drought and the Depression, so the government introduced three new taxes to support farmers: the flour tax, the wool tax and the apple and pear tax.

Excise

A tax on certain goods produced or manufactured in Australia. These goods include alcohol, tobacco and petroleum. Customs duty at an equivalent rate is levied on imported goods to ensure that these goods are treated consistently with local goods.

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