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FBT & Salary Packaging - At the Cutting Edge

Published on 08 Feb 2007 | Took place at Leonda by the Yarra, Hawthorn, VIC

These materials examine the latest trends in salary packaging and cover issues relevant to the approaching FBT year-end. They will provide you with practical tips to assist in maximising the benefits of salary packaging and avoiding pitfalls if you or your clients encounter an FBT audit. As car benefits result in the bulk of FBT payments, particular attention is given to the latest methodologies and procedural issues, as well as year end traps and issues, relating to cars.

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Individual sessions

Cars - still a driving force

Author(s):  Andrew PURDON

With the reduction in individual tax rates many employees have stalled in their deliberations to have cars provided as fringe benefits. This paper looks at:

  • what’s hot with car fringe benefits: why cars are tax efficient and what savings can be achieved
  • opportunities and traps to watch for when completing the 2007 FBT return
  • making savings by using the employee contribution method of calculating FBT
  • carry forward of excess employee contributions
  • when to swap between valuation methods for car fringe benefits
  • novated leases - the how and why.
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Salary packaging

Author(s):  Elizabeth LUCAS,  Filitsa ALITSANIDIS

This paper takes a look at the latest trends in salary packaging and examines the following:

  • what are the latest strategies?
  • what should be in your benefit offering and what should be out?
  • why are so many organisations turning to in-house systems?
  • what is the simplest way to manage the most popular benefits?
  • are the savings really worth it?
  • what are some of the often overlooked related policy matters?
  • what the hot topics are and what to look out for when completing your 2007 FBT return.
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