FBT For Low Interest Loans Drops
The prescribed rate of interest used to calculate fringe benefit tax for low interest, employment-related loans has dropped from 7.19 percent to 6.70 percent, Revenue Minister Michael Cullen announced today.
The new rate applies from the quarter beginning 1 January 2002.
The rate is reviewed regularly to ensure it is in line with the results of the Reserve Bank's regular survey of first mortgage interest rates. It last changed with effect from the quarter beginning 1 October 2001, when it reduced from 7.69 percent to 7.19 percent.