Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986


Division 14 - Reduction of taxable value of miscellaneous fringe benefits  


Where -

(a) a living-away-from-home food fringe benefit, or 2 or more living-away-from-home food fringe benefits, in relation to an employer in relation to a year of tax relates or relate to a particular employee; and

(b) the fringe benefit or fringe benefits are equivalent to the food component of a living-away-from-home allowance fringe benefit in respect of a particular period in the year of tax; and

(c) that food component exceeds the sum of the statutory food amounts in respect of eligible family members in respect of that period; and

(d) the employee satisfies:

(i) sections 31C (about maintaining an Australian home) and 31D (about the first 12 months); or

(ii) section 31E (about fly-in fly-out and drive-in drive-out requirements); and

(da) the employee gives to the employer, before the declaration date, a declaration, in a form approved by the Commissioner, purporting to set out:

(i) if the employee satisfies sections 31C and 31D - the matters in subparagraphs 31F(1)(a)(i) to (iii) ; or

(ii) if the employee satisfies section 31E - the matters in subparagraphs 31F(1)(b)(i) to (iii) ;

the following provisions apply:

(e) if there is only one living-away-from-home food fringe benefit - the amount that, but for this section and section 62 and the recipients contribution, would be the taxable value of that fringe benefit, shall be reduced by the amount of the excess referred to in paragraph (c);

(f) if there are 2 or more living-away-from-home food fringe benefits - the amounts that, but for this section and section 62 and the recipients contribution, would be the taxable values of those fringe benefits shall be reduced by amounts proportionate to those taxable values and equal in total to the amount of the excess referred to in paragraph (c).


For the purposes of the application of this section to an in-house property expense payment fringe benefit, a reference in this section to the recipients contribution in relation to the fringe benefit is a reference to the amount ascertained under paragraph 22A(1)(b) .


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