Medicare Benefit Tax Statement

We no longer issue tax statements for Medicare benefits.

About the statement

If you got a statement in the past, it was so you could claim the Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset (NMETO) in your annual tax return. It showed you the Medicare benefits for medical services that you paid for.

Services you were bulk billed for or had done in hospital, won’t show.

Why you can’t get a statement

The Australian Government is phasing out the net medical expenses tax offset.

From 2015-16 until 2018-19, claims for this offset only apply to net eligible expenses for disability aids, attendant care or aged care.

You can no longer claim Medicare benefits under the Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset (NMETO).

What you can still claim

You can claim some medical expense items through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) up until 20 June 2019. These items include out of pocket medical expenses for:

  • disability aids
  • attendant care
  • aged care expenses

You can’t claim these expenses through Medicare. We won’t issue you a statement for these.

How to claim

To get the offset you must keep receipts for these expenses and claim through your tax return.

Read about claiming medical expenses on the Australian Taxation Office website.

Statements for 2012-2015

You can still request a Medicare Benefit Tax Statement for the financial years 2012-2015.

You can request a statement using the Request for a Medicare benefit tax statement form.

Page last updated: 27 August 2017