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Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments

Final report is being prepared

What is a study?

  • Why the study?
  • Issues paper
  • Draft report
  • Final report

What we’ve been asked to look at

The study will examine the operation and impacts of the zone tax offset and related remote area tax concessions and payments, and provide recommendations on the appropriate form and function of such assistance into the future.

The Commission will be consulting widely, including in regional Australia.

Read the Terms of Reference Media release

Issues paper release and initial submissions

The Commission released an issues paper to guide people in preparing a submission. It sets out some of the issues and questions the Commission has identified as relevant at this early stage of the study. Participants should provide evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.

The issues paper was released on 12 March 2019.

Initial submissions were due by 29 April 2019.

Read the issues paper

Draft report release

The Commission was seeking further information and feedback from our draft report, released on 4 September 2019.

Submissions were due by 11 October 2019.

Read the draft report

Final report to Government and release

The final study report is to be handed to the Australian Government in February 2020 and publicly released shortly after.

Next milestone

Final study report handed to Government in February 2020.


Who are the Commissioners?

Jonathan Coppel
Presiding Commissioner
Paul Lindwall

Who to contact

Ingrid Ottaway
Ph: 02 6240 3307


Free call: 1800 020 083

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