Making Tax Time Less Taxing
GETTING YOUR TAX STATEMENT
If you lodge your tax return online with the Australian Taxation Office’s myTax service or through a registered tax agent, the good news is your health insurance details should be auto-populated.
Whether you choose paper or digital, your 2018-19 Private Health Insurance Tax Statement will be sent to you by 15 July 2019.
You can also download it by:
MAKING SENSE OF YOUR TAX STATEMENT
To make tax time simpler, it’s now even easier to read and use your Tax Statement.
The important points to look for are:
- the premiums you paid in the 2018-19 financial year
- your part of any government rebate on your premium
- the adults covered by the policy
- the number of days you had the right private hospital cover (if less than 365 you may need to pay the Medicare Levy Surcharge).
Check out our guide to reading and using your Tax Statement.
CHANGES TO TAX TIME 2019-20
You’ll notice less paper when tax time 2019-20 comes around. That’s because the law about how we send out Tax Statements has changed and we’ll only mail a paper copy if you ask us to. We must still get this information to you but we’ll only post it if that’s the way you want it.
If you’re completing your tax return online using myTax, or if you use a registered tax agent, your Private Health Insurance Tax Statement details should be auto-populated.
But if your details aren't populated, you lodge a paper tax return, or just want your Tax Statement for your records, let us know and we’ll send this information out to you.
You might find some other important information with your Tax Statement you won’t need to complete your tax return.
Annual Policy Summary
This shows your level of cover, premium and the benefits we’ve paid for your healthcare during the year. The summary will also include your Lifetime Health Cover (LHC) Statement. Find out more about Lifetime Health Cover.
Private Health Information Statement or Standard Information Statement
This outlines your cover with a list of what is and isn’t covered as well as waiting periods and limits for the year. We’ll get this to you at least once every year.
Catch up on the government-led changes happening in private health insurance. These changes are designed to make health cover easier to understand and more affordable.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE HEALTH COVER?
Health cover could make good financial sense. Depending on your age, situation and salary, the government may help with your premiums and you may pay less tax.
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You can count on us: we’ve been caring for Australians since 1932. We were voted Australia’s most trusted health fund by the Roy Morgan Net Trust Survey in 2018.
Get some of your questions answered around Tax Statements.