Income tax and fringe benefits tax : can a reimbursement within the meaning of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 (FBTAA) fall within the definition of 'salary or wages' in subsection 221A(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA)?
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FOI status:may be releasedFOI number: I 1216668
Notice of Withdrawal
1. Taxation Determination TD 93/229, which issued on 25 November 1993, sets out, for the purposes of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 (FBTAA), the Commissioner's policy at that time as to whether a re-imbursement within the meaning of the FBTAA could fall within the definition of 'salary or wages' in subsection 221A(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA 1936)?
3. 'Salary or wages', for the purposes of the FBTAA, is now defined by reference to Schedule 1 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (TAA). Schedule 1 of the TAA, at section 12-1(3), states that expense payment benefits, as defined in the FBTAA, are specifically excluded from those payments which are subject to withholding.
Commissioner of Taxation
1 June 2005
NO FBT Cell 30/39
salary or wages,
expense payment fringe benefit
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