Medicare benefit tax statement

We no longer issue tax statements for Medicare benefits.

Why we had the statement

Medicare benefit tax statements were available in the past, so you could claim the Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset (NMETO) in your annual tax return. It showed you the Medicare benefits you got for medical services.

Why you can’t get a statement

The NMETO is being phased out.

From 2015-16 until 2018-19, claims for this offset only apply to expenses that relate to:.

  • disability aids
  • attendant care, or
  • aged care

As you can’t claim these expenses through Medicare, we won’t issue you a statement for these.

What you can still claim

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

  • disability aids
  • attendant care
  • aged care expenses

How to claim

You can only claim the offset from the ATO.

Read about how to claim medical expenses on the ATO website.

How to get a statement for 2012-2015

You can still get a statement for the 2012-2015 financial years.

To do this, fill in the Request for a Medicare benefit tax statement form.

Page last updated: 12 May 2018

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