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26 November 2020
Which part of Tax return can we add "TAXABLE PAYMENTS - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE"?
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27 November 2020
Thanks for posting.
Usually, department of defence income is exempt however that is based on certain requirements.
If you have received a department of defence income statement that states it is taxable then yes, you must declare it.
I’m going to link you to a few pages so you can get a clearer understanding if your payment is actually taxable of not and even deductions and or expenses you may be able to claim:
And here I will provide you links for every tax return label instructions where defence income has been mentioned for some type of scenario:
Spouse details – married or de facto 2020 (again I have included this in case you also have a spouse in the defence force)
If after reading through those you still need assistance, your more than welcome to reply and we will get back to you.
All the best
1 December 2020
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