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Zone Tax Offset – exclude ‘fly-in-fly-out’

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. The offset recognises the isolation, uncongenial climate and high cost of living associated with living in identified locations.

This measure will better target the offset to taxpayers who have taken up genuine residence within the zones. It will take effect from 1 July 2015.


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