All you need to know about the end of the Fringe Benefits Tax year

The deadline date for making a change to your salary packaging, claiming a reimbursement or applying to start salary packaging are fast approaching. The cut off dates to ensure we can action your requests before the end of the FBT year are shown below.



Request changes to deductions for any pay prior to 31 March

 28 February 2020

Apply to start salary packaging with a pay in March

 06 March 2020

Submit claims

 13 March 2020

Reduce account and card balances to $0

 31 March 2020

Funds on your salary packaging card and/or balances in your salary packaging account need to be spent before the end of the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year. Where a balance rolls over from 31 March to 1 April, your salary packaging for the next FBT year will be reduced by that figure. This means less tax savings!

Below are some examples of missed tax savings for rollover balances*

Annual salary

Card/account balance at 1 April

Missed tax savings




$55,000 $300


*Calculations are based on salary packaging $15,900 for general living expenses in the 2019/2020 FBT year.

Claiming your salary packaging balance

The FBT year ends on 31 March, but all claims for balances currently in salary packaging accounts must be received by 6:00pm (ACDT) on Friday 13 March to ensure they’re processed prior to the end of the FBT year. Claims received after this date may not be processed before this time.

When using your salary packaging card, some vendors and financial institutions may take a few days to process transactions so we recommend you don’t wait until the last minute to spend your balance, but allow time for all pending transactions to be processed by 31 March.

Changes to salary packaging deductions need to be made at least 7 days before the relevant pay cycle and no later than 28 February.

Please note: You can check balances and transactions for both your salary packaging account and your salary packaging card online and via the AccessPay app.

Making a claim

There are a few ways to make a claim

Make a claim online

The quick and easy way to make a claim is online. Find a step by step on how to do this here 

Complete a form 

Download a claim form, complete and return to us via email.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like assistance with making a claim please contact us.