Tax refund for Medical expenses 2017

Please note that Medical expenses in Income tax being phased out.

You can NOT claim for surgeries, general medicines , spectacles for you and your family now. These expenses were allowed earlier

From year 2016 till 2019 , offset is available for disability aids, attendant care or aged care.

Earlier this offset was not income tested. But now it is income tested which means your eligibility for offset is dependent on your income. Offset is available on Eligible medical expenses which means medical expenses minus refunds from National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) & private health insurers.

Also , your family status will decide eligibility for this offset.

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