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FBT for the FIFO workers' airfare costs

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 Hi there,

 

Could you please assist the query regarding FBT on FIFO travelling costs:

 

Company pays the airfare travelling fee from the major capital city to the remote mining town for all the FIFO roster workers. Are all the flight travelling costst are exempt from FBT? Does employee's contract need to be addressed any particular clauses? Thanks

 

Kind Regards,

Albert

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Hi @feifeiai33,

 

Thanks for your question! We'd need more information from you to provide a detailed answer to your question (for example, whether the company pays for the flights directly or reimburses/pays an allowance to employees).

 

Our Fringe benefits tax - a guide for employers explains how FBT applies in most situations. You can also phone us on 13 28 66 and select menu option 4, then option 1 to talk to us between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday.

 

Thanks.

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Devotee

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Hi @feifeiai33,

 

Thanks for your question! We'd need more information from you to provide a detailed answer to your question (for example, whether the company pays for the flights directly or reimburses/pays an allowance to employees).

 

Our Fringe benefits tax - a guide for employers explains how FBT applies in most situations. You can also phone us on 13 28 66 and select menu option 4, then option 1 to talk to us between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday.

 

Thanks.

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Hi Amanda,

 

The company pays all the flight costs directly from the company account. Please advise whether there is any FBT issue for the company?

 

What if the travelling from capital city to remote area is paid by employees and reimbursed by company. Will it make any difference for the FBT treatment? Thank you very much.

 

Kind Regards,

Albert

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Hi @feifeiai33,

 

We can only provide general information here on Community. As we've mentioned, we'd need more detail about the situation and your company to advise whether fringe benefits tax applies in either of these scenarios.

 

If you'd like to talk with someone about your company's specific situation, you might find it helpful to reach out to our early engagement team. Early engagement can talk with you to find out more and advise how we think tax law would apply to your circumstances. You can request a follow up email or call back by completing our online request form.

 

Please note that our offices will be closed from 6:00pm Friday 21 December until 8:00am Wednesday 2 January 2019.

 

Thanks.