Fringe benefits tax: for the purposes of section 135C of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986, what is the exemption threshold for the fringe benefits tax year commencing on 1 April 2008?
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Date of effect
Commissioner of Taxation
26 March 2008
Appendix 1 - Explanation
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- a base year needs to be established; and
- during the FBT year immediately before the current year the employer has not received a notice from the Commissioner requiring the employer to resume record keeping.
4. Section 135C of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 sets out a number of conditions that must be met before an FBT year is a base year of an employer. One of the conditions is that the employer's aggregate fringe benefits amount in the base year does not exceed the exemption threshold.
5. The exemption threshold set in this Determination has been ascertained by applying an indexation factor of 1.023 (reflecting the movement in the All Groups Consumer Price Index for the eight capital cities for the year ending 31 December 2007) to the previous year's threshold.
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fringe benefits tax
record keeping exemption arrangements
record keeping requirements