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Removal of government employee income tax exemption

The Government will remove an income tax exemption that is currently available to government employees who earn income while delivering Official Development Assistance overseas for more than 90 continuous days.

This measure will remove the inconsistent taxation of government employees delivering Official Development Assistance overseas by ensuring that their foreign earnings are treated as assessable income in Australia.

Australian Defence Force and Australian Federal Police personnel and individuals delivering Official Development Assistance for a charity or private sector contracting firm will maintain eligibility for the exemption.

This measure will take effect from 1 July 2016.

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