Do you let your employees garage your business vehicles at their homes? If so, there may potentially be Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) implications.
Among the many unintended consequences of COVID-19, businesses that provide cars to their employees may now be on the hook for more FBT. Under the FBT regime, where an employee garages a work car at home, the business is deemed to be providing a car fringe benefit. However, with most people still working from home, the ATO notes that this could create unreasonable consequences for businesses. As such, it has outlined certain conditions where it will accept that a business is not holding the car for the purpose of providing fringe benefits to an employee.