Taxation Determination TD 2019/3 sets out the cents-per-kilometre rates for the 2019–2020 FBT year for calculating the taxable value of a fringe benefit arising from private use of a motor vehicle other than a car. These are:
• 55 cents per kilometre for vehicles with engine capacity of up to 2,500cc;
• 66 cents per kilometre for vehicles with engine capacity of over 2,500cc; and
Taxation Determination TD 2019/6 sets the benchmark interest rate for the 2019–2020 FBT year at 5.37% per annum (this is an increase from the rate of 5.20% for the 2018–2019 FBT year). The benchmark interest rate is relevant to calculating the taxable value of car fringe benefits, for employers using the operating cost method, and loan fringe benefits.
Taxation Determination TD 2019/7 sets out the weekly amounts the ATO treats as reasonable for food and drink expenses incurred by employees receiving a living-away-from-home allowance (LAFHA) fringe benefit for the 2019–2020 FBT year. These amounts take into account movement in the consumer price index (CPI) and the 2015–2016 Household Expenditure Survey.
Separate reasonable amounts apply for locations within Australia and for overseas locations. For Australian locations, the reasonable weekly amounts for the 2019–2020 FBT year are:
• $269 for one adult;
• $404 for two adults;
• $539 for three adults;
• $337 for one adult and one child;
• $472 for two adults and one child;
• $540 for two adults and two children;
• $608 for two adults and three children;
• $607 for three adults and one child;
• $675 for three adults and two children; and
• $674 for four adults.
For larger family groupings, add $135 for each additional adult and $68 for each additional child. An “adult” for this purpose is an individual aged 12 years or more as at 31 March 2019.
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