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    Sunnygirl - couldn't agree more re finding out Gender. I reserve the right to change my mind but my intention is NOT to find out Gender. I suspect it might be pretty hard though considering all the scans that will come. It is interesting what is important about choosing a donor etc ..... I didn't worry too much about blood types (it was towards the bottom of the nice-to-have list) but I was looking at both donor profiles over the weekend and realised that quite co-incidentally I am B+, my ED is O+ and my SD is B+ so I marched blood without trying !

    Sagi - my med expenses offset has reduced dramatically over say 3 years, when I first started IVF I think I got $6k back (20% of the excess of $1k) but with the 2013 announcement it dramatically reduced as the rate of offset reduces as your income goes up (and the threshold increased to $2k) and has reduced each year. Hope you can get as much as possible back.

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    Medical expenses offset unfortunately only continues in part if you have claimed previously. I have never claimed and it could have been my first ever tax deductible item in my life but I was one year too late starting treatment.

    I'm always a bit too late. I almost cried to think one year made such a difference.

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    @Cathy69,

    Your maths for the Offset claim seems out. There are two different levels of thresh-hold and rates.

    1. For singles income under $90k (couples $180k) you get back 20c in the $ for all expenses above $2,218. On $17k of net expenses you should be getting back around $2,956.

    2. for singles over $90k (couples over $180k) you get back 10c in the $ for all expenses above $5,233. On $17k expenses you should be getting back around $1,176.

    Here is the link I worked from:
    https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/T...ical-expenses/

    So you saying that you are getting back $760 seems odd, maybe there is something else going on there?

    Sunny

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    You have to have claimed previously. I don't know where you are finding this out but personally I would appreciate it not being posted. As a single person with SIGNIFICANT expenses and NO ELIGIBILITY TO CLAIM I don't appreciate seeing anyone getting a tax return for medical expenses posted on here. It doesn't sit well with me as I can claim nothing for the last two years as it has been withdrawn. My accountants are with a big firm in Brisbane and I can claim zilch, nada, nothing. I would be seeking expert advice before working things out yourself.

    The expenses would also need to be in Australia and not overseas.

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    Hi KMP,

    From @Cathy69 saying she is claiming for the 14/15 year she must have met the eligibility criteria of claiming in the 'qualifying' years.

    Where am I finding this out? - from Cathy's post and the ATO website as linked in my post.

    I would assume that Cathy would be checking this out, my comment was a result of applying the ATO info to what she posted and the numbers not making sense. This may not be the full 'story' in her case but based on the info provided something didn't add up.

    My intent was to provide some food for thought, not to be taken as gospel, but the ATO website is (or should be) a fairly reliable info source.

    I always keep myself well informed about my tax affairs even though I too use an accountant. It is prudent and has served me well over the years. I have picked up anything from typos to errors in my favour that have benefited me from a low of $18 to a high of $2,500.

    While I understand your concern (outrage? disgust?) it is a legitimate rebate for those that qualify.

    For many years the baby bonus/newborn payment/FTB part A and B along with the childcare rebate have not sat well with me; no kids = not eligible, because of our particular situation we will still not (quite) qualify for anything if we are successsful. However, others on here might.

    We will receive not one cent! Over a child's life the sum total of all of those payments and rebates will add up to far more than a couple of years of the medical expense rebate. Should we not mention those either?

    But these get mentioned all the time on sites such as this. This particular rebate has come up in 'conversation' on previous ED in SA threads and I would be surprised if it has not appeared elsewhere on this site.

    Also, in the past financial year we went through 2 x stim cycle, 2 x FET, dental and other medical expenses due to an accident. So we do have significant Aus based medical expenses along with everything that an ED cycle in SA encompasses.

    Sunny
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    carrybarry 44 twins

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    carrybarry 44 twins
    What??!!??! Yippee!

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    Yay Carrybarry!

    I saw you as an 'unknown result' on the most recent rollcall and was wondering how you had gone.

    More twins as well! Wow!

    Sunny

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLM0511 View Post
    Hi all,
    Wondering if those that are a fountain of knowledge can help.
    With previous talk about anti D injections I was just wondering about me.
    My donor is type AB-, least common!
    My partner and I are O+. So based on Internet calculators the baby will either be A-, A+, B-, or B+.
    So that won't affect me in anyway will it?
    KLM - anti D injections are only needed if the carrying mother is Rh-negative. As you are positive you are fine and won't need it - regardless of what your DH or donor are.

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