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  • IT4 Target foreign income 2017

    Target foreign income is:

    • any income earned, derived or received from sources outside Australia
    • a periodical payment by way of gifts or allowances from a source outside Australia
    • a periodical benefit by way of gifts or allowances from a source outside Australia

    provided that the amount has neither been included in your taxable income, nor received in the form of a fringe benefit.

    Types of target foreign income you need to show at this item include:

    • regular receipts of money and gifts from relatives living overseas which are exempt from Australian tax
    • income from foreign business interests and investments, which are exempt from Australian tax, including income received by migrants with business interests in their country of origin
    • foreign source income received while you were a temporary resident that is exempt from Australian tax
    • the amount of exempt foreign employment income you have shown at N item 20.

    If you are not sure whether any foreign income you have received is target foreign income, phone 13 28 61.

    Did you receive any target foreign income?


    Write 0 at V item IT4, then go to question IT5 Net financial investment loss 2017, or return to main menu Individual tax return instructions 2017.


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    Answering this question



    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

    End of attention

    You will need details of any target foreign income that you received in 2016–17 including the details of any exempt foreign employment income you included at N item 20.

    Completing your tax return

    Show all foreign income in Australian dollars using the market exchange rate for 1 July 2016. For more information see Foreign exchange rates. For information on how to convert your foreign income, phone 13 28 61.

    Step 1

    Add up all the target foreign income you earned, derived or received during 2016–17, including the amount you have shown at N item 20.

    Step 2

    Write the result at V item IT4.

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      Last modified: 25 May 2017QC 51136