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2020 03 FRINGE BENEFITS TAX ("FBT") - MARCH 2020

The FBT year ends on 31 March 2020 and each employer is required to calculate their liability for FBT. Where a liability for FBT exists, an annual return is required to be lodged and any tax paid by 21 May 2020. However, if the return is lodged electronically by a Tax Agent the due date of lodgement is 25 June 2020 while the payment due date is 28 May 2020.

2021 04 StewartBrown FBT Newsletter

FRINGE BENEFITS TAX ("FBT")

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If you or your business have historically been using AUSkey to access Government portal and websites, you will need to make changes before March 2020 as Auskey is being decommissioned. The new replacement service is called myGovID. It will continue to be a secure login that identifies an individual operating on behalf of a business when using Government online services.

2023 03 StewartBrown FBT Newsletter

The Fringe Benefits Tax (“FBT”) year ended on 31 March 2023 and each employer is required to calculate their liability for FBT. Where a liability for FBT exists, an annual return is required to be lodged and any tax paid by 21 May 2023. However, if the return is lodged electronically by a Tax Agent the due date of lodgement and for payment is 25 June 2023.

Where an employee reimburses their employer for the value of a taxable fringe benefit(s) provided to them (thereby reducing the FBT liability to nil) there is no requirement to lodge an annual FBT return. However, we strongly advise lodging a nil return in these instances as this starts the time period in which the ATO can challenge your FBT assessment. Where no FBT annual return is lodged, the ATO have no time limit and can raise an FBT assessment at any time. As with all tax lodgements, appropriate documentary evidence must be maintained. Where FBT reimbursements are paid by the employee to the employer they are subject to GST and 1/11th of these amounts must be disclosed on your business activity statement for the quarter in which the reimbursement is received. We will advise you of any such amounts, where applicable, when we prepare your FBT return.

To assist you in understanding your FBT obligations we enclose the following:

  1. An update of the main changes during the year, which you may need to consider when determining your FBT liability.
  2. A summary of taxable benefits typically provided to employees, in order to assist you in determining whether you may be providing such benefits to your employees.
  3. A summary of the on-going income statement reporting obligations.

We remind you that where motor vehicles are provided to employees or their associates for their private use, odometer readings must be recorded as at 31 March each year for each motor vehicle. We enclose a form which should be used to record this information. Also included is a form for your completion in respect of entertainment expenditure. We require this information in order to assist in the calculation of your FBT liability, if any.

If you have any queries in respect of your potential FBT liability or would like StewartBrown to perform a FBT ‘health check’ on your business, please contact one of the StewartBrown Managers or Partners to discuss.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the Stewartbrown 2023 FBT edition of our client newsletter.

2024 03 StewartBrown FBT Newsletter

FRINGE BENEFITS TAX (FBT)

The FBT year ended on 31 March 2024 and each employer is required to calculate their liability for FBT. Where a liability for FBT exists an annual return is required to be lodged and any tax paid by 21 May 2024. However, if the return is lodged electronically by a Tax Agent the due date of lodgement and payment is 25 June 2024.

In addition, there may still be specific COVID-19 related concessions available, some of which are noted below.

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