As an employer, you must keep all records relating to the fringe benefits you provide to your employees or your employee's family or other associates, including how you calculated the taxable value of benefits.
You must also keep records if you want to take advantage of various exemptions or concessions that reduce your fringe benefits tax (FBT) liability.
Information your records need to show
Examples of types of records
You must keep all records relating to the fringe benefits you provide, including how you calculated the taxable value of benefits.
Your records must also show justification of claims for exemptions or concessions that reduce your FBT liability.
Where your associate has provided a fringe benefit to your employee, the associate is required to provide copies of the records to you within 21 days of the end of the FBT year.
You generally need to keep FBT records for five years from the date your FBT return was lodged. If you don't have to lodge, use the due date for lodgment of FBT returns, which is generally 21 May.
If your associate provides a fringe benefit to your employee (or your employee's associate), they also need to keep FBT records for five years from the completion of the transaction or action.
Find out about:
- FBT record keeping
- Fringe benefits tax
- FBT instalment
- Fringe benefits tax – a guide for employers – Chapter 4 Fringe benefits tax record keeping
- Employee declarations