Choose to package the things you pay for every day
Salary packaging your living expenses is the easiest way to save as these are expenses you already have. You may not be able to include them all though, as there’s a limit to the amount you can salary package each Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year (1 April to 31 March).
- If you work for a charity or Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) you can salary package up to $15,900 tax-free each FBT year
- If you work for a public or private not-for-profit hospital, the annual salary packaging tax-free limit is $9,010
- If you work for a rebatable employer you can salary package up to $15,900, and although you receive a rebate, you will have to pay some FBT