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    Hi am looking at returning to work and wondering what to ask for in my offer of employment if I am successful. I would be looking at an au pair/Nanny so am wondering if I would be reasonable to expect to be able to salary sacrifice this? Any other perks?

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    Which industry do you work in? Within my package I get a company vehicle, mobile phone, laptop (all full use) as well as approximately $615 taken out of my wage each fortnight before it is taxed, and that $615 is deposited directly onto my credit card. If you can salary package a nanny why not I say :-)

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    If its a private position then the only thing u could package is super. Cars may not be included as the government might be making changes to cars in the very near future.
    If ur working at a public hospital or in the not for profit sector they may have the FBT exemption u would need to check with HR.
    To salary package ur employer needs to have a FBT exemption otherwise they will have a FBT liability so most employers (without the exemption) won't offer it.
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    I should add that I choose for that 615 to go on a credit card, essentially it could pay for a nanny for DS too

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    I think the answer is no but subbing in case I'm wrong! I know several people with nannies who don't do this and I'm sure they would if they could!

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    Just re-read ur post.
    Is the salary packaging out sourced or in house?
    You might be able to package the nanny however if it contains GST I would look at packaging something else as you package less with GST items.
    You can package meals and accommodation as an exempt benefit also if your employer offers it. This will max your tax saving further.

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    Thanks everyone I work in the finance industry..the Nanny would be live in through an agency, assuming I would pay gst? Havent looked into it further yet.
    I am expecting housing provided, mobile laptop and possibly a company vehicle. Have salary sacrificed a laptop previously so I know it could be done by the organisation but I am a bit clueless as to the current tax implications and whether my expectations were reasonable? I have been on maternity leave for awhile

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    I worked in finance until I recently moved back to prof services and the only things that were able to be salary sacrificed were laptops and super.

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    I work in not for profit, so we get some pretty good salary packaging options compared to most others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I worked in finance until I recently moved back to prof services and the only things that were able to be salary sacrificed were laptops and super.
    So when you say able to does that mean something prevents the organisation for being able to sacrifice or it is just not standard practise?


 

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