• easyFBT 2019 change log

    easyFBT 2019 change log

    September 2018 Release

    The following changes and enhancements have been made in the September release of easyFBT 2019 (2019.1.0.1):

    Microsoft .Net Framework 4.6.2

    Following Microsoft end-of-life guidelines we are now no longer supporting Microsoft Windows XP or Vista (we did hold out for a number of years but no clients appear to the utilising these platforms any longer). This has allowed us the opportunity to move forward to newer versions of the Microsoft .Net Framework which will give us the ability to add new features and upgrade the base platform into the future. Most currently supported versions of Microsoft Windows have either Microsoft .Net Framework 4.6.2 or better already installed. Refer to the Installation Guide for further information.

    Enhancements and other changes

    Employee Workpaper

    We have added a Middle Name field to the Employee workpaper allowing you to provide more identifiable information for your employees. (user request)


    For the 2019 FBT year only, when rolling over employees, where multiple names have been added to the First Name field in the Employee workpaper (ie. Lisa Mary) we will automatically move the second (and any subsequent) names into the new Middle Name field.

    ATO Form

    With the upgrade of the Microsoft .Net Framework, we have been able to integrate displaying the Fringe Benefits Tax Return form within a tab in the easyFBT workspace (ie. like workpapers, reports etc). The added (and most important!) benefit of this is that you will be able to export the form to PDF and include all completed form information and numbers. Therefore you will no longer require Adobe Professional (or equivalent) to save copies of your forms (with data) for future reference.

    General changes

    As with each FBT year, rates and other values are required to be updated.  The following changes have been made for the 2019 FBT year:

    • Updated the Car Parking public holidays table with the 2018/19 State/Territory gazetted public holidays;
    • Updated the Statutory Benchmark Interest Rate (5.20%);
    • Updated CPI Indexation factors for Housing;
    • Updated the Cents per Km rates for Residual Non-Cars: 0 to 2500cc (54c), Over 2500cc (65c), Motorcycles (16c); and
    • Updated the Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) country codes and rates
  • easyFBT 2018 change log

    easyFBT 2018 change log

    April 2018 Release

    The following changes and enhancements have been made in the April 2018 release of easyFBT 2018 (2018.1.0.3):
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  • easyFBT 2017 change log

    easyFBT 2017 change log

    April 2017 Release

    The following changes and enhancements have been made in the April 2017 release of easyFBT 2017 (2017.1.0.3):

    Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) Return 2017 and SBR Interactions

    The ATO Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) Return 2017 form has been added to this version and can be produced as a paper form for manual lodgement with the ATO as per prior years or when using the SBR Interaction Manager to lodge electronically.
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