Once the lease is in place, the motor vehicle is recognised as an employer provided vehicle for both the purposes of the Income Tax Assessment Act and the Fringe Benefits Assessment Act .
An associate lease arrangement provides three key benefits:-
Under this type of lease, the associate is liable to pay taxes on the lease payments received. However, if the associate happens to be someone who has no or quite low income (e.g. an adult child attending university), then income tax savings can still be quite considerable. After all, the marginal tax rate would still be lower than the rate that the employee would have to pay had the amount been on his or her assessable income. The depreciation allowance for the first year also leads to further reduction in the assessable income.
An associate lease is a salary sacrifice arrangement that is very similar to a novated lease arrangement. However, in an associate lease, the employee’s associate, is the owner and the lessor of the vehicle, leased to the employer, and provided to the employee. Under a novated lease, a finance company is the lessor.
However convoluted it may seem on the surface, an Associate Lease is simply an arrangement in which the employee, through his or her associate, leases the employer his or her existing car.Buy Associate Lease Agreement Template now
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