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Re: Remote Area Rent Benefits

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My employer is arguing that becuase there are two persons named on my residential tenancy agreement that I can only claim for 50% of the rent, meaning that I am only getting the benefit of 25% of the rent salary sacrificed. This is becuase they read the legislation as an employee benefit and only one of the persons listed is the employee and that they are responsible for 50% of the rent. I disagree and used a single income household as an example. I suggested that a stat dec to say what percentage of the rent I was responsbile for or that the other party on the lease would not be using this benefit would suffice but they disagree. What is the correct answer?

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Hi @Icecreamy,

 

Thanks for getting in touch! We've been in touch with our technical specialists to discuss your situation, and they've advised they'd need more information to provide a detailed answer.

We'd recommend you contact our early engagement team by completing our online form to request a follow up call or email. Early engagement can clarify their understanding of your case and explain how we think tax law might apply.

 

Thanks!

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Hi @Icecreamy,

 

Thanks for getting in touch! We've been in touch with our technical specialists to discuss your situation, and they've advised they'd need more information to provide a detailed answer.

We'd recommend you contact our early engagement team by completing our online form to request a follow up call or email. Early engagement can clarify their understanding of your case and explain how we think tax law might apply.

 

Thanks!