Medicare Benefit Tax Statements have stopped

There are changes to the way you can claim out of pocket medical expenses in your tax return.

The net medical expenses tax offset (NMETO) is being phased out and the Medicare Benefit Tax Statement is no longer required.

We’re no longer providing Medicare Benefit Tax Statements

If you used the statement to review your out of pocket medical expenses, you can still find this information in your Medicare claims history. You can view your Medicare claims history in your Medicare online account through myGov.

From 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2019 the NMETO will only be available in certain circumstances. It will be limited to people with out of pocket medical expenses relating to:

  • disability aids
  • attendant care
  • aged care expenses

These expenses aren’t covered by Medicare.

Next steps

If you have previously been able to claim the NMETO, you may still be able to claim some medical expenses in your tax return. Read more about NMETO and claiming medical expenses on the Australian Tax Office website.

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Page last updated: 13 July 2016