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
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.
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.
The ATO has signalled that there will be an increased focus on FBT this year. Given the ever-improving tools at the ATO’s disposal, in conjunction with the government’s need to raise additional revenues, it is important that employers ensure they remain compliant with their FBT requirements.
Granting employees’ access to company cars is treated by the ATO as a ‘non-cash benefit’, more commonly referred to as a fringe benefit.
On 31 March 2020, 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.
While commercial property is a little more difficult to understand than residential, it offers several significant advantages for investors.
With the trade industry currently thriving off the boom in the housing market, tradies find themselves busier than ever. The $1200 Small Business Digital Adaptation Program can help you work out ways to make admin life easier.
New legislation will help prevent superannuation assets from being hidden during divorce proceedings. From 1 April 2022, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will be able to release details of an individual’s superannuation information to a family law court.