Benefits during emergencies exempt from FBT
If your business assists employees during an emergency, for example floods, bushfires etc, then fringe benefits tax is unlikely to apply to the assistance you provide.
While we doubt anyone would be thinking about FBT during a crisis, it’s good to know that the tax system does not disadvantage your generosity.
The exemption applies in a range of scenarios including natural disasters, accidents, serious illness, armed conflict, or civil disturbances.
As an employer you might provide benefits such as meals, temporary accommodation, clothing or transport, etc.