FAQ: What is the operating method of calculating FBT?

What is the operating method of calculating Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT)?

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After the July 2013 changes are legislated, the operating cost method will be the sole formula used to determine FBT liability.

The operating cost method relies on a continuous 12 week logbook to calculate FBT liability, and will mean businesses (and by implication, any employees driving a novated leased or employer-provided vehicle) will only be able to claim a benefit for the actual amount of a vehicle's business usage.