FRINGE BENEFITS TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1986

PART III - FRINGE BENEFITS  

Division 13 - Miscellaneous exempt benefits  

SECTION 58C   EXEMPT BENEFITS - SALE OR ACQUISITION OF DWELLING AS A RESULT OF RELOCATION  

58C(1)   [Pre-condition for application of exemption]  

Where:


(a) during a particular period (in this subsection called the ``former home holding period'' ), an employee of an employer, or an associate of an employee of an employer, holds:


(i) a prescribed interest in land on which:

(A) there is a building constituting or containing a dwelling;

(B) the employee or associate proposes to construct, or complete the construction of, a building constituting or containing a dwelling;

(ii) a prescribed interest in a stratum unit in relation to a dwelling; or

(iii) a proprietary right in respect of a dwelling, being a flat or home unit;


(b) the employee or associate sells, or proposes to sell, the interest or right solely because the employee is required to change his or her usual place of residence in order to perform the duties of his or her employment;


(c) the employer first notifies the employee at a time (in this subsection called the ``notice time'' ) during the former home holding period that the employee is required to perform the duties of that employment at the employee's new place of employment; and


(d) at the notice time, the employee occupied, or proposed to occupy, the dwelling, or proposed to occupy the proposed dwelling, as his or her usual place of residence;


(e) (Repealed by No 23 of 2005)

the following subsections have effect.

58C(2)   [Sale of property]  

Where:


(a) either of the following benefits is provided in respect of that employment of the employee in, or in respect of, a year of tax:


(i) an expense payment benefit where the recipients expenditure is incidental to the sale of that interest or right;

(ii) a residual benefit where the recipients benefit is incidental to the sale of that interest or right;


(aa) the employee or associate entered into a contract for the sale of the interest or right within 2 years after the day (the new employment day ) on which the employee commenced to perform the duties of that employment at the employee's new place of employment;


(b) if, apart from this paragraph, this subsection would apply in relation to 2 or more dwellings or proposed dwellings in relation to the change in the employee's usual place of residence - the employer of the employee elects that this subsection apply in relation to only one of those dwellings or proposed dwellings;


(c) if paragraph (b) applies - the benefit relates to the dwelling or proposed dwelling in respect of which the election is made;


(d) if subparagraph (a)(i) applies - documentary evidence of the recipients expenditure is obtained by the recipient and that documentary evidence, or a copy, is given to the employer before the declaration date; and


(e) the benefit is not provided under a non-arm's length arrangement;

the benefit is an exempt benefit in relation to the year of tax.

58C(3)   [Acquisition of property]  

Where:


(a) at a particular time, the employee or an associate of the employee acquires:


(i) a prescribed interest in land on which:

(A) there is a building constituting or containing another dwelling;

(B) the employee or associate proposes to construct, or complete the construction of, a building constituting or containing another dwelling;

(ii) a prescribed interest in a stratum unit in relation to another dwelling; or

(iii) a proprietary right in respect of another dwelling, being a flat or home unit;


(b) the employee or associate acquires the interest or right solely because the employee is required to change his or her usual place of residence in order to perform the duties of that employment at the employee's new place of employment;


(c) the employee or associate entered into a contract for the acquisition of the interest or right on a day (the contract day ) within 4 years after the new employment day;


(ca) if, on the contract day, the employee or associate holds an interest or right in another dwelling in a situation where:


(i) if that interest or right were sold within 2 years after the new employment day; and

(ii) if a benefit of a kind referred to in subsection (2) were provided in relation to that interest or right;
the benefit would be an exempt benefit under subsection (2) - not more than 2 years have elapsed since the new employment day;


(d) immediately after the completion of the acquisition, the employee occupied the other dwelling, or proposed to occupy the other proposed dwelling, as his or her usual place of residence;


(e) any of the following benefits is provided in respect of that employment of the employee in, or in respect of, a year of tax:


(i) an expense payment benefit where the recipients expenditure is incidental to the acquisition of that interest or right;

(ii) a residual benefit where the recipients benefit is incidental to the acquisition of that interest or right;

(iii) an expense payment benefit where the recipients expenditure is in respect of the act of connecting or re-connecting a telephone service to the other dwelling or proposed dwelling;

(iv) a residual benefit where the recipients benefit is constituted by the act of connecting or re-connecting a telephone service to the other dwelling or proposed dwelling;

(v) an expense payment benefit where the recipients expenditure is in respect of the act of re-connecting gas or electricity to the other dwelling or proposed dwelling;

(vi) a residual benefit where the recipients benefit is constituted by the act of re-connecting gas or electricity to the other dwelling or proposed dwelling;


(f) if subparagraph (e)(iii) or (iv) applies - immediately before the change, a telephone service was provided to the unit of accommodation that was the employee's usual place of residence before the change;


(g) if subparagraph (e)(i), (iii) or (v) applies - documentary evidence of the recipients expenditure is obtained by the recipient and that documentary evidence, or a copy, is given to the employer before the declaration date; and


(h) the benefit is not provided under a non-arm's length arrangement;

the benefit is an exempt benefit in relation to the year of tax.

58C(4)   [Time and form of election]  

An election by an employer under subsection (2) in relation to a year of tax:


(a) shall be made by notice in writing to the Commissioner; and


(b) shall be lodged with the Commissioner on or before the declaration date.

58C(5)   [Contract for sale not entered into]  

If:


(a) a benefit is an exempt benefit in relation to a year of tax under subsection (3); and


(b) paragraph (3)(ca) applied to the employee; and


(c) the employee or associate does not enter into a contract for the sale of the interest or right in the other dwelling referred to in that paragraph within 2 years after the new employment day;

this Act has effect as if:


(d) a benefit equivalent to the exempt benefit were provided in respect of the employment of the employee in, or in respect of, the year of tax in which that period of 2 years expired; and


(e) that equivalent benefit were not an exempt benefit.




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