I realise that there are a few threads open regarding this, but was not sure of the etiquette, so I decided to start another one. Please feel free to merge or move if necessary.
I have been offered a transfer to Perth with work and when discussing the package they said they were willing to pay $650 per week for our rent for our first year on a 457. Near the end of the discussion I said that I had been reading about LAFHA, but did not know much about it. My Director then said that this is what they are using to for the rental allowance.
I have since read that you can claim this not only for the first year, but throughout the duration of the 457, is this correct?
I have also read that you can claim food allowance as well (I am married with two children), is this correct?
Just wondering if the food portion would be worth mentioning to my employer, or does it effect them in any way?
I am obviously trying to get the best package available to me, but don't want to upset the applecart.
Any feedback/responses will be greatly received. Thank you in advance.