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SENIOR AGE TAX OFFSET AND LOW INCOME REBATE

30 June 2017

Certain low income age pensioners and self funded retirees are entitled to a special additional tax offsets.
The Senior Age Tax Offset is $2,230 (single) and $3,204 (couple) plus the low income rebate is $445 per person.
This means that no tax is payable for a single person whose income is < $32,279 and a couple whose income is < $28,974 each x 2 = $57,948.
The senior age offset reduces by 12.5c for each $1 over these thresholds and the low income rebate reduces by 1.5c for each $1 over $37,000.


Senior Age Tax Offset Eligibility:
Condition 1 - Male > 65 years old or > 60 years old if veteran or war widower; Female > 64.5 years old or > 59 years old if veteran or war widower.
Condition 2 - Income Single < $50,119; Couple < $41,790 each; Living apart < $47,599 each
.
Condition 3 - Eligible for Australian Government pensions or other criteria.


Rebate income is the sum of the following amounts:
Taxable income
Adjusted fringe benefits
Net investment losses
Reportable super contributions

AGE PENSION ELIGIBILITY
http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/age-pension



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