If you could get more out of your salary, why wouldn’t you?
No one likes paying more tax than they have to, right? So, if salary packaging could help you pay less income tax, wouldn’t you be keen to find out more? Whether it’s your home office expenses and other work-related expenses, or making the most of your superannuation contributions - you could do more with your money by salary packaging them.
Like to know a bit more? Read on for some of the things you could be eligible to salary package.
With salary packaging, you can use funds from your pre-tax salary to make additional contributions to your superannuation. This not only reduces your taxable income, meaning you could save on tax, but could also boost your retirement nest egg.
Noting that the total annual limit of $25,000 (including your employer's contribution) before excess contributions tax becomes payable.
You could save thousands by salary packaging a car through a novated lease.
With novated leasing, one regular payment is drawn from a combination of your pre-tax and post-tax salary each pay that covers car payments, fuel, registration, insurance and servicing.
Catch the bus to work on the Translink network? You could salary package the cost and pay for your daily commute with pre-tax dollars.
When you work, continuous learning is important. So if you could, why wouldn’t you pay for your work-related self-education expenses with pre-tax dollars?
From home office items and travel costs for work, to electronic devices and working from home expenses - you might be surprised at the range of work-related expenses you could be eligible to package*.
You could also salary package professional memberships, like your union fees, as well as the cost of your work-related newspapers, journals or magazines.
If you talk to a registered financial adviser about your finances, you may be eligible to salary package the fees – meaning you could get valuable investment advice while potentially saving on tax!
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*Before salary packaging any portable electronic devices, your employer must confirm it is used for work-related purposes more than 50 per cent of the time.