Ambulance levy


The Ambulance Levy is payable each month by private health insurance companies to offset the cost of providing ambulance services in the Territory.  The levy is calculated on the number and type of private health insurance contributions.

Levy amount

For the reference months January 2017 to December 2017, the levy is calculated at the rate of $2.56 per person per week.  Family rate contributions are counted as 2 people. 

Lodgment of returns

Private Health Insurers are required to lodge returns no later than the 15th day of each month in relation to the nominated reference month. 

The due date for the lodgment of returns is determined under Schedule 1 of the Emergencies Act 2004.  Under this schedule, the return for October (reference month) must be lodged no later than the 15th day of the following January.  The return for September (reference month) must be lodged no later than the 15th day of the following December.  For administrative ease a return may be lodged at an earlier date. 

Returns are lodged using the Online Ambulance Levy Return.  

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Exchange of information

To assist in the identification and assessment of ACT taxes and grants we exchange information with other Revenue Offices and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). 

The exchange of information with other Revenue Offices is in accordance with part 9 of the Taxation Administration Act 1999 (ACT) and similar legislation in the States and the Northern Territory.  The exchange of information with the ATO is in accordance with subsection 355-65 (5) Schedule 1 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth).

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