What you can salary package

What you can salary package

Salary packaging allows you to create a ‘package’ of income and benefits.

In your salary package, you can include benefits that you would usually pay for with your income after-tax. These include fringe benefits, exempt benefits, and super. What you can include in your salary package depends on your employer and there may be tax that you need to pay.

Fringe benefits

  • Salary sacrifice for a car
  • Health insurance
  • Loans
  • School fees
  • Childcare fees
  • Other personal expenses

Exempt benefits

  • Portable electronic devices (laptops, phones, etc.)
  • Computer software
  • Protective clothing
  • Tools of the trade

While your employer will pay fringe benefit tax (FBT) on the fringe benefits, they will not be required to do so for exempt benefits.


You are able to put funds from your pre-tax income into your super fund account. This has benefits for you as well as your employer. This is because your super fund contributions will be taxed at 15% (same as employer’s contributions) which is lower than the marginal tax rate most individuals fall under.


If you believe the matters discussed above are relevant to your business, please contact Darren Smith of our office to discuss further.

Darren is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience, including working in the big 4 and medium sized firms before becoming a partner of a city based firm in 2000.

He has gained much experience and has extensive knowledge in providing business and taxation advice, superannuation planning, negotiation of sales and acquisitions of businesses and property development. His client base covers a wide range of industry groups.

Darren works with business owners to grow their businesses and create personal wealth within and outside of their business.

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