Zone Tax Offset Rule Changing for 2016

In the 2015–16 Federal Budget, the government announced that it will exclude 'fly‑in fly‑out' and 'drive‑in drive‑out' (FIFO) workers from the Zone Tax Offset where their normal residence is not within a 'zone'.

Currently, to be eligible for the Zone Tax Offset, a taxpayer must reside or work in a specified remote area for more than 183 days in an income year.

Note also that the Dependent Spouse Tax Offset is no longer considered a "notional" offset for Zone Tax Offset calculations.

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