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Laptops, tablets and smart phones are must-have items in many workplaces - they keep us connected even when we are away from the office.
What exactly can I package?
You may be able to salary package one laptop or portable electronic device per year if it is used primarily for work-related purposes.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) describes a portable electronic device as an item which is small and light, easily portable and designed for use away from the office, can operate without an external power supply and is designed as a complete unit.
The items you can package under this benefit include:
- one laptop or notebook, plus one tablet computer (i.e. iPad) per year, which is used primarily for work-related purposes
- mobile phones
- PDAs, electronic diaries and palm pilots
Before salary packaging any of these items, your employer must confirm it is used primarily for work-related purposes. Please contact Maxxia to find if your employer is eligible for this benefit.
Are tablet computers included?
Yes. You can salary package a tablet computer as a portable electronic device, as long as it is primarily used for work-related purposes. You must have your employer's confirmation to salary package these items.
Things you need to know: The above information is not intended to constitute taxation or financial product advice. Your benefits and savings will vary depending on your personal objectives, financial situation and needs. We recommend you obtain independent financial advice before making any financial decisions.
Eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply. All salary packaging proposals are subject to the requirements of your employer. Administration fees will apply. The actual administration fee that applies to you may vary depending on your employer. ITCs (refund on GST) are excluded. Maxxia may pay and receive commission or rebates in connection with some services and products it provides or arranges to be provided by third parties. Maxxia Pty Ltd ABN 39 082 449 036 Authorised Representative (No. 278683) of McMillan Shakespeare Limited (AFSL No. 299054).