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Salomone Accountants is fast becoming a leading exclusive accounting firm in Brisbane and the surrounding Milton area. We are a growing practice serving a sophisticated and specialised clientele.

 

Salomone Accountants offers a range of accounting services and specialises in:

Our clients include small and large businesses, professional individuals, property investors and share investors.

 

Over time, Salomone Accountants has developed a niche in providing business advice to small and large business clients. Our business clients that we look after come from many different areas of business, including medical, real estate, transport and construction – to name a few.

 

Salomone Accountants is widely recognised for the outstanding personalised service that our clients enjoy. Our friendly and caring team all endeavour to make our clients feel like they are part of our team and not just a number.

 

We pride ourselves on providing a high standard of professional service at all times, with our fees being fair and reasonable.

 

Our office is conveniently located in the heart of Cafés, Shops and Restaurants, just behind the La Dolce Vita Café and the iconic Eiffel Tower in Park Road, Milton.

 

Priding ourselves on our exceptional service, we provide our professional staff with the on-going extensive technical training and development needed to uphold our status and keep us positioned above the rest.

 

We believe our firm, Salomone Accountants, is as unique as the Park Road Milton precinct.

 

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Our clients have many options in relation to accessing our office as there is parking available in the Savoir Faire complex, as well as off-street parking. We are also conveniently situated within a five minute walk from the Milton Train Station and the Milton Ferry Terminal.

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Understanding Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) And What It Covers

April 15, 2024

For businesses in Australia, providing fringe benefits to employees can be a valuable way to attract and retain talent, as well as incentivise performance.

However, employers need to understand their obligations regarding Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) administers FBT, a tax on certain non-cash benefits provided to employees in connection with their employment.

Let’s explore the types of fringe benefits subject to FBT to help businesses navigate this complex area of taxation.

  1. Car Fringe Benefits

One common type of fringe benefit is the provision of a car for the private use of employees. This includes company cars, cars leased by the employer, or even reimbursing employees for the costs of using their own cars for work-related travel.

  1. Housing Fringe Benefits

Employers may provide housing or accommodation to employees as part of their employment package. This can include providing rent-free or discounted accommodation, paying for utilities or maintenance, or providing housing allowances.

  1. Expense Payment Fringe Benefits

Expense payment fringe benefits arise when an employer reimburses or pays for expenses incurred by an employee, such as entertainment expenses, travel expenses, or professional association fees.

  1. Loan Fringe Benefits

If an employer provides loans to employees at low or no interest rates, the difference between the interest rate charged and the official rate set by the ATO may be considered a fringe benefit and subject to FBT.

  1. Property Fringe Benefits

Providing employees with property, such as goods or assets, can also result in fringe benefits. This can include items such as computers, phones, or other equipment provided for personal use.

  1. Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA)

When employers provide allowances to employees who need to live away from their usual residence for work purposes, such as for temporary work assignments or relocations, these allowances may be subject to FBT.

  1. Entertainment Fringe Benefits

Entertainment fringe benefits arise when employers provide entertainment or recreation to employees or their associates. This can include meals, tickets to events, holidays, or other leisure activities.

  1. Residual Fringe Benefits

Residual fringe benefits encompass any employee benefits that do not fall into one of the categories outlined above. This can include many miscellaneous benefits, such as gym memberships, childcare assistance, or gift vouchers.

Compliance With FBT Obligations

Employers must understand their FBT obligations and ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations. This includes accurately identifying and valuing fringe benefits, keeping detailed records, lodging FBT returns on time, and paying any FBT liability by the due date.

Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) is an essential consideration for businesses that provide non-cash benefits to employees.

By understanding the types of fringe benefits subject to FBT, employers can ensure compliance with tax obligations and avoid potential penalties or liabilities.

Seeking professional advice from tax experts or consultants can also help businesses navigate the complexities of FBT and develop strategies to minimise tax exposure while maximising the value of employee benefits. Why not start a conversation with one of our trusted tax advisers today?