As Christmas draws near, appropriate behaviour at the company Christmas party is on everyone’s mind. But there are other considerations at this time of year.

Such as the functioning of public holidays, which we have covered before http://www.acapma.com.au/blog/hr-highlight–public-holidays-update; and implications of FBT on Christmas parties gifts and gratuities.

Businesses should consider fringe benefits tax obligations this festive season.

Members are reminded that information on FBT can be found at:

Fringe benefits tax (FBT) and Christmashttp://ato.gov.au/General/Fringe-benefits-tax/In-detail/Fact-sheets/FBT-and-Christmas-parties/
Fringe benefits tax (FBT) and entertainment for small business (NAT 71590)http://www.ato.gov.au/General/Fringe-benefits-tax/In-detail/Publications/FBT-and-entertainment-for-small-business/

Here to Help

Through the festive season, ACAPMA Workplace Relations Professionals are available to assist members on 1300 160 270 or you can email elishar@acapma.com.au. Indeed all year round, ACAPMA members can access resources and can call on the advice and support of the ACAPMAlliance Workplace Relations Professionals on 1300 160 270.
HR Highlights are things to consider, implement and watch out for in your business.  They are provided as general advice and you should seek further advice on your situation by  calling 1300 160 270 and speaking to one of ACAPMA Workplace Relations Professionals its free for members. ACAPMA Membership is affordable at only $770 per year for a single site and valuable with sites gaining HR advice support and representation as well as a raft of other benefits and discounts. Click here to learn more about ACAPMA Membership.

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