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  • Zone or overseas forces tax offset calculator

    This calculator will help you work out your eligibility for a zone or overseas forces tax offset and the tax offset amount that you can claim. It can be used for the 2014–15 to 2019–20 income years.

    From 1 July 2015, to be eligible for the zone tax offset your usual place of residence must be in a zone. If your usual place of residence was not in a zone, you are not eligible for the zone tax offset.

    For earlier years, you only had to have lived or worked in a remote or isolated area of Australia (zone), not including an offshore oil or gas rig.

    You may be able to claim an overseas forces tax offset if you have served overseas as a member of the Australian Defence Force or a United Nations armed force.

    If you qualify for both an overseas forces tax offset and a zone tax offset, you can claim only one of them. The calculator will work out which offset gives you the greatest benefit.

    Information you need for this calculator

    • The number of days you usually lived or worked in a zone or specified overseas locality.
    • If you maintained a child under 21 or full time student under 25  
    • Your prior year zone and claim details if you are claiming for a zone tax offset and you lived or worked in a zone for less than 183 days.

    Disclaimer

    The calculated results are based on the information you provided at the time of calculation. You should use these results as an estimate and for guidance purposes only.

    Use the calculator

    See also:

    For years prior to 2015, you can manually calculate the zone tax offset with the step by step instructions in the following:

    Last modified: 01 Jul 2020QC 17599