Rise in FBT rate for low-interest loans
Income tax amendment regulations for 2010 set the prescribed rate used to calculate FBT on low-interest, employment-related loans at 6.24%
The prescribed rate used to calculate fringe benefit tax on low-interest, employment-related loans has risen to 6.24%, up from the 6.00% rate which has applied since 1 July 2010.
The rate will apply from 1 October 2010.
The rate is reviewed regularly to align it with the results of the Reserve Bank's survey of first home mortgage interest rates.
The new rate was set by Order in Council on 30 August 2010.