Living Away From Home Allowance A Resounding Incentive

May 2, 2020
The recruitment of professional talent often requires candidates to temporarily move away from home and one financially attractive benefit is Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA).

Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA)

LAFHA can assist in attracting the most suitable candidates because it reduces the taxable income and increases their cash in hand without an increase in their rate.
The eligibility criteria is:
  • The candidate must maintain a home in Australia at their permanent location, and that home must always remain available for their use whilst on LAFHA.
  • The candidate must be required to move away from home to perform the duties.
  • The candidate must make an annual LAFHA declaration.
If these conditions are met, then the candidate may be eligible for LAFHA for a maximum of 12 months. Travel costs and relocation expenses for the journey to the temporary location and on return may be paid under LAFHA. Likewise, so is the connection of utilities in the temporary location.

LAFHA Specialists

PayMe Australia, a full-service salary packaging company offers LAFHA at no additional cost to its package, and ensures full compliance with the Australian Tax Office.