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You could save on relocation costs

Relocation Expenses iStockNeed to move home for your job? You could salary package your relocation expenses if your employer requires you to move for work purposes. This applies regardless of whether you buy or rent - and could help save you money on your move.

What exactly can I package?

You could salary package a range of expenses when you buy a new house, including:

  • stamp duty
  • advertising
  • legal fees
  • agent commission
  • borrowing expenses.

You could also salary package the cost of storage and removal of household items and the cost of connecting your utilities, such as electricity, gas and telephone to your new home.

If you're renting, you could salary package the cost of temporary rental accommodation for both your family at your former home and yourself in your new location.

Note: although this benefit is Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) exempt, some rules apply. It's best to check with your employer or contact us for more information.

Who can package this?

You could salary package relocation expenses if you work for a:

  • private organisation
  • government department or agency
  • charity or other not-for-profit organisation
  • public or private not-for-profit hospital.

Still not sure if you can package this benefit? Refer to your Employer's Information Booklet in My Employer Hub to ensure your employer offers this benefit.

How much could you save each year?

At RemServ, we take the guesswork out of salary packaging.

Use our salary packaging calculator to estimate how much you could save.

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