Salary Packaging and FBT – Timing issues of employee contributions and the effect of a journal entry

Do you offer salary sacrifice arrangements to your employees? This article discusses the timing issues that you need to consider where an employee is required to contribute towards the costs of non-cash benefits provided under an effective salary sacrifice arrangement. Effective salary sacrifice arrangements Most organisations offer salary sacrifice arrangements as part of remuneration packaging …

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General Article – E-invoicing, not electronic invoicing – there is a difference

Money flows out under digital process such as Single Touch Payroll (STP) – what if money could flow in through a digital process? E-Invoicing (a step beyond electronic invoicing) is coming. Readers will be aware that for many businesses, money has been flowing out through a fully digitised process under the STP regime for some …

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FBT Q&A – Car transferred to employee as part of redundancy package

Question An employee was made redundant and as part of his redundancy package there was the transfer of ownership of a vehicle to him with an approximate market value of $23,000. Please provide guidance as to correct treatment of this benefit. Answer As the car was agreed to be transferred as part of the employee’s redundancy …

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FBT Q&A – Are exempt ‘workhorse cars’ subject to the car parking fringe benefit rules?

Do we need to pay FBT on the ‘car parking’ of a utility truck designed to carry a load of less than one tonne where there is no FBT payable on this vehicle due to usage being limited to work-related travel and other minor, infrequent and irregular private travel? Question We understand that certain cars …

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