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Zone or overseas forces tax offset calculator 2006

Takes 3 to 25 minutes to complete

What the calculator does

This tool provides a list of selected locations within the zones and special areas, helps to determine your eligibility for zone or overseas forces tax offset, and calculates the tax offset that you can claim for.

You may be able to claim the tax offset if you have:

  • lived or worked in a remote or isolated area of Australia, not including an offshore oil or gas rig (a remote area), or
  • served overseas as a member of the Australian Defence Force (declared non-warlike service) or you were a prescribed person with a United Nations armed force and the income relating to that service is not specifically exempt from tax.
Important: For the purposes of this calculator, the term 'overseas forces' will be used generically to include periods of service as a member of the Australian Defence Force or with a United Nations armed force as a prescribed person.

Information you may need

  • The number of days you lived or worked in a remote area and/or overseas forces area
  • If you have any of the following dependants during the year:
    • spouse
    • child under 21
    • student under 25
    • child-housekeeper
    the period they were a dependant during the year and their separate net income (SNI)
  • If you had a housekeeper during the year, the period that you had the housekeeper
  • If you are claiming a tax offset for your parent, your spouse's parent, or an invalid relative, the amount of that claim
  • If you are calculating for a zone tax offset and you lived or worked in a remote area for less than 183 days in 2005–06, your prior year zone and claim details.