Why is RemServ always talking about pre-tax?

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Why is RemServ always talking about pre-tax?

We love to talk about pre-tax, because it’s a big part of what we do! Pre-tax (or before-tax) goes hand in hand with the potential financial benefit that RemServ customers enjoy - and it’s the reason why salary packaging can be such an attractive option for the lucky people who are eligible.

We understand of course, that most people just want to set up their account and get on with things. That’s fine, but we also know that it’s important for customers to understand the key concepts of salary packaging and there is no bigger, more important concept than pre-tax.

Pre-tax refers to gross income

Imagine your gross fortnightly pay, untouched by tax, sitting with your payroll.

Let’s say it’s $1,000 (after super is removed).

For mere mortals (people who can’t salary package), tax is applied to the full $1000 and the remaining net figure is paid to their bank account.

Pre-tax is money that is taken from your gross pay before it is taxed.

So, RemServ swoop in heroically on your behalf and let’s assume that we take $500 from your pre-tax income pay for your benefits, maybe your mortgage, or your Remserv Wallet (if you have one).

Payroll now only has $500, and this is what you are taxed on.

Instead of $1000 you are only taxed on the remaining $500.

At its most basic, this is what salary packaging is all about.

So pre-tax is kind of awesome.

We’re here to help

We believe that the more our customers understand the wonderful world of salary packaging, the more informed their decision will be and the more benefit they may be able to unlock!

Read more about the basics of salary packaging here. Or get in touch today to find out more.

This website contains general information and doesn't take your personal circumstances into account. Seek professional independent advice before making a decision.