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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1157TA

Value of grants of housing rights--employees of the Defence Force

             (1)  This is how to work out the value of a housing fringe benefit to which subsection 1157I(1) applies that is provided to an employee of the Defence Force:

Method statement

Step 1.    Work out the type of accommodation and go to the appropriate column in the Housing Fringe Benefits Value Table (Defence Force Employees): the number in the appropriate column is the weekly market rent of the unit of accommodation.

                   Note:             If the person is a member of a couple, the weekly market rent is to be halved in certain circumstances (see subsection (4)).

Step 2.    Work out how many complete weeks in the appropriate tax year the unit of accommodation was or will be available to the person.

Step 3.    Multiply the weekly market rent of the unit of accommodation and the number of weeks obtained in Step 2: the result is the provisional value of the housing fringe benefit .

Step 4.    Work out the allowable rent for the unit of accommodation in the appropriate tax year using subsection (3).

                   Note:             If a person is a member of a couple, the allowable rent is to be halved in certain circumstances (see subsection (4)).

Step 5.    Take the allowable rent away from the provisional value of the housing fringe benefit: the result is the value of the housing fringe benefit .

Note:          For employee see section 10A.

             (2)  The following Table is to be used in working out the value of a housing fringe benefit to which subsection 1157I(1) applies that is provided to an employee of the Defence Force:

 

Housing Fringe Benefits Value Table (Defence Force Employees)

Type of accommodation

House, flat or home unit

Any other unit of accommodation

3 or more bedrooms

1-2 bedrooms

80

80

25

Note 1:       For employee see section 10A.

Note 2:       For unit of accommodation see section 10A.

Note 3:       A housing fringe benefit that is received outside Australia is to be valued (see section 1157B).

Note 4:       For Australia see subsection 23(1).

             (3)  The allowable rent is the amount of rent that the Secretary is satisfied is payable for the unit of accommodation in the appropriate tax year by:

                     (a)  if the person is not a member of a couple--the person; or

                     (b)  if the person is a member of a couple--the person and the person's partner.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  the person is a member of a couple; and

                     (b)  the person's partner receives a housing fringe benefit in the appropriate tax year; and

                     (c)  the person's and the partner's housing fringe benefits relate to the same unit of accommodation;

the weekly market rent obtained in Step 1 of the Method statement and the allowable rent obtained in Step 4 of the Method statement are both to be halved.



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