Remote Zone and Overseas Forces Tax Offset

You may be able to claim the Zone Tax Offset if you lived or worked at least half the year in a remote or isolated area of the country, not including an offshore oil or gas rig. If you lived in a remote zone for less than half of the year, but also lived in a remote zone during a prior tax year for which you did not take the offset, you may also be eligible.

 

You may be able to claim the Overseas Forces Tax Offset if you served as a member of the Australian Defense Force. (or a United Nations armed force in a specified overseas locality and the income you earned was not specifically exempt from income tax).

 

You cannot claim both the Remote Zone and Overseas Forces Tax Offset. Do note that you can claim only one of the two credits.

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