Watch for payroll tax pitfalls when signing up to MyMedicare, accountant warns

Patients can enrol in MyMedicare from 1 October.
Sarah Simpkins
Paul Copeland.

The Federal Government’s voluntary patient enrolment scheme will “muddy the waters” on payroll tax for GP practices, an accountant says.

From October, practices can enrol patients under the MyMedicare scheme to regain rebates for longer telephone consultations and eventually opt into new incentive payments for aged care and reducing hospital readmissions.