If you are a Department of Health and Human Services employee, working within a hospital (including district hospitals), the Tasmanian Ambulance Service, or Palliative Care Services it is likely that you will be able to access the Department's salary packaging program.
DHHS offers eligible employees the opportunity to access salary packaging allowing the maximisation of their net salary through favourable tax treatment.
Eligible employees may elect to take a portion of their remuneration as salary packaged payments which are free of Income Tax. Eligible employees can customise their salary package by choosing benefits that best suit individual needs, offering both convenience and the opportunity of utilising income more effectively.
For more information on the Department's salary packaging program refer to the:
Tax savings through Salary Packaging
Salary packaging can provide a significant financial advantage by delivering tax savings and increased take-home pay. They allow eligible employees to take a portion of their remuneration as salary packaged payments which are free of Income Tax.
Some examples of items that can be packaged include:
- mortgage repayments
- motor vehicle lease
- home rental
- municipal rates
- utility charges
- aged care expenses
- disabled care expenses
- a range of insurance
- personal loan repayments
- health insurance premiums
- self education
- school fees
- personal HECS liability
- mobile phones
- personal computer
- laptop or notebook PC
- motor vehicle registration
- work car parking
- professional membership and subscriptions
Any one or combination of the above items can be included in a salary package up to a defined "grossed up" limit.