This course will provide you with an overview of car fringe benefits, car parking fringe benefits and the impact of fringe benefits tax (FBT) on effective salary packaging and sacrificing arrangements.

Key topics:

  • What are fringe benefits and what are the exclusions?
  • How to reduce the fringe benefits by the application of the ‘otherwise deductible rule’ and via employee contributions
  • Calculating the reportable fringe benefits amount to be included on your employee’s PAYG Payment Summary
  • Calculating the grossed-up amounts of the various fringe benefits
  • Calculating FBT payable
  • Determining whether a car fringe benefit has been provided and the two methods used to calculate the taxable value of a car fringe benefit (namely the statutory formula method and the operating cost method
  • Demonstrating how leased vehicles (including novated leases and associate leases) impact the calculation of the taxable value of a car fringe benefit
  • Determining whether a car parking fringe benefit has been provided
  • Calculating the number of car parking fringe benefits using either the actual method, the 12-week register method or the statutory formula method
  • Calculating the taxable value of car parking fringe benefits using either the commercial car parking station method, the market valuation method or the average cost method
  • Determining exempt car parking fringe benefits
  • Understanding the essentials of salary packaging and how it can benefit employees
  • Determining what benefits are best to include in a salary package
  • Describing the benefit of packaging items if the employer is exempt or rebatable

This course reflects the FBT year ended 31 March 2017 and takes into account all FBT changes from 1 April 2016.

This course consists of one hard copy learning manual and one online assessment.

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Learning objectives

  • Determine whether a car fringe benefit has been provided
  • Calculate the taxable value of a car fringe benefit using either the statutory formula method or the operating cost method
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the provision of leased vehicles affects the calculation of the taxable value of a car fringe benefit
  • Determine whether a car parking fringe benefit has been provided
  • Calculate the taxable value of a car parking fringe benefit
  • Determine which car parking fringe benefits are exempt
  • Calculate the number of car parking fringe benefits using either the actual method, the 12-week register method or the statutory formula method
  • Calculate the taxable value of car parking fringe benefits using either the commercial car parking station method, the market valuation method or the average cost method
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of packaging non-cash benefits as part of a salary sacrificing arrangement
  • Determine which fringe benefits are best to include in a package
  • Determine when an arrangement is an effective salary sacrifice arrangement

Audience

This course is suitable for tax practitioners working in public practice or organisations who need to calculate and submit FBT returns.

365 Days

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