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Getting ready for the end of FBT year

All you need to know

The end of the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year (31 March 2024) falls on Easter Sunday. So with multiple public holidays occurring right before the deadline, it's more important than ever to make sure you're prepared to make the most of your tax savings for this FBT year

Important final dates you need to know

New applications - 4 March 2024

Applications for salary packaging cards in this FBT year close.

Claims - 2 weeks before final pay

All claims that require an additional deduction from your salary need to be submitted.

Claims - 14 March 2024

All claims for reimbursement from your account balance need to be submitted.. Watch the video to see how to claim.

Changes to your arrangements - 2 weeks before final pay

Any change to your salary packaging deductions must be requested well ahead of the pay you want the change to take effect. Watch the video to see how to change your deductions.

Spend your balance - 31 March 2024

Any balance in accounts and on cards must be $0.

Don’t delay if you plan to spend the funds on your card

Some vendors and financial institutions may take a few days to process transactions made with your salary packaging card, so we recommend you don’t wait until the last minute to spend your balance but allow time for all transactions to be processed by Sunday 31 March 2024.

If you have any unspent funds remaining on your card at midnight 31 March, you will not lose this money. The balance will roll over, and you can spend in the new FBT year, which begins on Monday 1 April 2024. However, these funds will reduce your annual cap for the new FBT year by the same amount.

Please note: We will stop payments to your salary packaging card one pay early to give you more time to spend your card balance.

Or there’s an easy way to use your remaining card funds – the FBT Card

The FBT card is a single load prepaid Mastercard® issued by payment solution provider EML (they are the current issuer of your Salary Packaging Card).

It costs $9.94 and you can add up to $2,000 from your salary packaging card balance. If you have more than $2,000 remaining, you can purchase multiple cards.

The card is valid for 13 months and can be used in the same way as your salary packaging card.

If you have a balance on your card after your final pay of the FBT year, we’ll email you with details of how to purchase the FBT card, and if you’d like to view answers to frequently asked questions, click here.

Please note: The FBT Card is not available for NSW Health employees.

Claiming your salary packaging balance

All claims for balances currently in salary packaging accounts must be received by 6:00 pm (AEDT) on Thursday, 14 March, to ensure they’re processed before the end of the FBT year. Claims received after this date may not be processed before this time.

Update documents

Make sure your supporting documents are up to date. Watch the video to see how to update them.

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Make a claim

Make a claim via the E-claims option in your Smartsalary account. Watch the video to find out how.

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Get in touch

Visit the Contact Us page If you have any questions or need help.

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