With the rise in businesses purchasing EVs for the use of their employees, the ATO has finalised its guidelines setting out the methodology for calculating the cost of electricity when an eligible electric vehicle is charged at an employee’s or an individual’s home. The rate of 4.20 cents per km has been listed as the appropriate figure and will apply from 1 April 2022 and later FBT years. To use this rate, employers will need to keep a record of the distance travelled by car and a valid logbook must be maintained if the operating cost method is used.

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