End of FBT year
Your important dates
Friday 9 March, 2018
Please submit your claims by Friday 9 March to ensure they’re part of your 2017-18 Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year spend.
Thursday 29 March, 2018
If you have the RemServ Wallet, we recommend you spend your funds by this date to help ensure they are counted towards your 2017-18 FBT year spend. Please note, RemServ is not responsible for any delays in processing by vendors or financial institutions.
Saturday, 31 March 2018
End of FBT Year
How to make a claim
Online claiming is the easy way to make a claim before the due date of Friday, 9 March 2018.
Make sure your claim is supported by a tax invoice, clearly showing the total price and GST amount, and proof that the expense has been paid.
Our secure online portal, RemServ Online, is an easy, simple and fast way to claim.
Simply log in to your RemServ Online account and start lodging claims. If you're new to RemServ Online, click on the Register now button and follow the prompts.
RemServ Online also enables you to view your transactions, update your account and more.
The RemServ App lets you claim ‘on the go’ – anywhere, anytime – from an Apple or AndroidTM mobile device. With built in camera functionality, all you need to do is click, claim and go!
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Please note: To use the app you must be registered for RemServ Online.
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Are you eligible for the FBT exemption cap?
Maximise your benefits
If you’re eligible for the FBT exemption cap but have not yet reached the cap limit, you have until Friday 9 March 2018 to submit a claim to ensure it counts towards the cap for the 2017-18 FBT year.
When working out how much you can still claim towards your cap, don’t forget to take into account any regular benefit payments to ensure these payments are not affected when submitting additional claims.
What happens if I reach the FBT exemption cap early?
RemServ monitors your salary packaging account and will notify you if you reach your limit prior to the end of the FBT year.
If this happens, we will postpone any further payments on benefits that contribute towards your cap until the new FBT year, which begins on 1 April 2018. This won't affect payments to benefits that fall outside your limit - such as additional superannuation, laptops and work-related expenses.
What if I don’t reach the cap limit within this FBT year?
If you have any unspent funds remaining in your salary packaging account on 31 March 2018, the money will be available for you to spend in the new FBT year, which begins on 1 April 2018. However, your yearly cap limit is still the same and does not roll over.
Meal Entertainment and Venue Hire claims
If you’re eligible for the meal entertainment and/or venue hire benefits and have not yet used the full $2,649.99 cap, please submit your claims to RemServ by the claim cut off dates.
Remember, you can also submit claims for future events you may have booked and paid for, including restaurant meals and holiday accommodation for the inclusion in the 2017-18 FBT year.
You can check your Meal Entertainment balance by logging into RemServ Online, or by accessing your RemServ Wallet balance on the RemServ App. Please note, if you don't spend up to your cap, the remaining amount does not roll over to the next FBT year.
Claim due dates
Don’t forget, the due date for claims made to RemServ is Friday 9 March to ensure they’re part of your 2017-18 Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year spend.
Thursday 29 March, 2018 is the date by which we recommend you spend your money on your RemServ Wallet card to help ensure it is counted towards your spend for the 2017-18 FBT year.