28 April 2013

Employees could save by paying for the following using pre-tax funds:

  • Venue hire – for personal celebrations including weddings and anniversaries for themselves, spouses or children
  • Holiday accommodation – including in Australia or overseas

Employees that work for the following organizations could salary package the cost of venue hire or holiday accommodation:

  • Charities
  • Not for profit organizations
  • Public or private not for profit hospitals

This benefit is not included in the salary packaging cap limit which could enable employees to package an unlimited amount of costs from venue hire and holiday accommodation. This benefit is also FBT exempt and does not have to be business-related. Employees can even claim past expenses provided they were paid after 1 November 2009.

 

Employees should contact their employer to see if this workplace benefit is available to them.