An everyday occurrence across the business landscape in Australia is the practice of taking both existing and potential clients out
for a meal to cement the business relationship, with the cost of this meal often covered by one party.
Equally, business owners commonly reward by taking high performing employees out for lunch and covering the cost.
In conclusion, the provision of meal entertainment benefits can be a taxation minefield. We strongly suggest that if you have questions
regarding your business practices and how you reward your employees please contact us on (03) 5911 7000 or send us an
On 31 March 2022, the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year ends. With the ever increasing budget deficits, the ATO will be reviewing whether all employers who should be paying FBT are, and that they are paying the right amount. Who needs to lodge a FBT return? Find out here.
Why should you lodge an FBT return where no FBT is payable? Well, for the simple reason that it turns on a three-year deadline for the ATO to commence audit activities. This is a NEW ATO rule as a result of massive deficits due to COVID. The ATO need to gain more funds somehow...FBT liability is one of the methods.
A car fringe benefit commonly arises when an employer makes a car they own or lease available for the private use of an employee.
In the 2019–20 Budget, the government announced that Single Touch Payroll (STP) would be expanded to include additional information.
Throughout March, the ATO sent letters to directors who are potentially in breach of their obligations to ensure that the company they represent has met its PAYG withholding, superannuation guarantee charge, or GST obligations.
It’s a great headline isn’t it? Spend $100 and get a $120 tax deduction. Days after the Federal Budget announcement that businesses will be able to claim a 120% deduction for expenditure on training and technology costs, we started receiving marketing emails encouraging us to spend now to access the deduction.