Perks & Salary Packaging Webinar

The tax opportunities & how to structure them effectively

Thursday, 4 March 2021

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Maximise after-tax income of employees with minimal employer impact
Steps to ensure packaging is effective
Preventing ATO attacks on employee contributions

With so many changes made to the FBT rules to limit the use of popular packaging strategies, it might seem like there is no point using salary sacrifice arrangements any more.

However, there are still opportunities that employees can use to maximise their after-tax income and for employers to provide additional benefits to staff at no extra cost to the business. But, it is important to ensure that any salary packaging strategies are implemented carefully to prevent unintended FBT and other consequences.

The Perks & Salary Packaging Webinar identifies what benefits can still be accessed through salary packaging and clarifies how the arrangements should be structured in real life to ensure that they are tax effective.

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Thursday, 4 March 2021

12:00pm - 1:15pm AEDT in ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC
11:30am SA
11:00am QLD
10:30am NT
09:00am WA

1.25 PD Hours
Reference notes included
Recording access for 3 months

What we cover

This practical webinar covers:

  • Maximising after-tax income to employees with car fringe benefits
  • Step-by-step guide to structuring a novated lease arrangement
  • Ensuring that employee contribution arrangements are not attacked by the ATO
  • Making the most of specific exemptions contained in the FBT system
  • Understanding the rules dealing with meal entertainment
  • Using the minor benefits exemption without triggering unintended FBT or income tax liabilities
  • How to steer clear of the mistakes that many people make when putting salary packaging arrangements in place

Our Presenter

Michael Carruthers
Tax Director, Knowledge Shop

Michael oversees the development of the tax team for Knowledge Shop and Hayes Knight in Sydney and is head of the Easton group’s national tax committee.

Michael has a knack for seeing through the complexity and helping practitioners work through highly technical issues with certainty and accuracy.

Michael is a member of the advisory panel for the Board of Taxation and was a member of the reference group for the Board’s review of small business concessions.

He was also an expert panel member for the Board’s review of tax impediments facing small business.

Michael Carruthers
Michael Carruthers
Tax Director, Knowledge Shop

Thursday, 4 March 2021

12:00pm - 1:15pm AEDT in ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC
11:30am SA | 11:00am QLD | 10:30am NT | 09:00am WA


Webinar, reference notes + recording access for 3 months

  • $195 Individual access
  • $430 Office access*
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Webinar, reference notes + recording access for 3 months

  • $235 Individual access
  • $480 Office access*
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Register Office

Terms & conditionsAll registrations to Knowledge Shop events are subject to our terms and conditions which include a cancellation policy. No refunds are provided for cancellations received 1 day prior to the webinar. No credits are available less than 2 hours prior to the event under any circumstances.

*The office rate applies per office location (maximum number of participants temporarily increased to 20 per office location). The PD points for all attendees will be recognised - multiple links at same location if required. We will contact you for the names of your team once you have registered as an office.


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