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In addition to income tax you will be required to pay a Medicare levy of 1.5%, if you are classed as a resident for tax purposes. Medicare is the scheme that gives Australian residents access to health care, and as such, resident taxpayers are subject to a Medicare levy, irrespective of whether you have private health care insurance. You do not have to pay the Medicare levy if you are not a resident for tax purposes. For detailed information relating to your own personal circumstances and for online calculators, visit the Australian Taxation Office online at: http://www.at…