06 Oct 09 FBT - donations made under salary sacrifice arrangements
The Government announced on 24 February 2009, and in the 2009-10 Budget, that it will amend the FBT law to ensure that donations to deductible gift recipients (DGRs) made under salary sacrifice arrangements do not result in an employer incurring an FBT liability from the 2008-09 FBT year.
Legislation to bring this measure into effect is contained in the Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 4) Act 2009 which received Royal Assent on 18 September 2009.
For the ATO administrative treatment following the changes, go here