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June 9, 2022

How to complete your Defence Force Tax Return

GoTax specialises in etax returns for members of the Defence Force. We know how to work out if some of your wages are tax-free, whether you are exempt (or partially exempt) from paying the Medicare Levy, whether you can claim a zone tax offset for working in Woop Woop and, what tax deductions you can claim to get you a bigger tax refund.

Defence Force Online Tax Returns


Below is a list of the common tax deductions that you don’t want to miss out on claiming:

  • Work-related car and travel expenses

  • Laundry

  • PT gear with a logo

  • Gym gear and fitness equipment (for certain roles in the Defence Force)

  • Mess fees

  • Mobile phone

  • Internet

  • Equipment such as a watch (for job-specific functions), a swag, a work bag, webbing, knives, tools, a compass, a GPS, a torch, a laptop etc

So, if you’re in the Defence Force make sure you sign up with Gotax and we will help make sure that doing your etax return is simple and stress-free. 

Get the tax deductions you deserve with GoTax Online, specialising in Defence Force Members, we can help you work out whether your income is exempt and what tax deductions you can claim to get the tax refund you deserve. 


Defence Force Tax Returns

Note that the information provided is general in nature and subject to change, please contact one of our professionals who can evaluate your circumstances and provide more accurate advice to your current situation.

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