Fuel Tax Credit (FTC) Manager claims to the first to receive ATO Product Ruling

Teletrac Navman’s FTC Manger solution is claimed as the first of its kind to implement an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) product ruling for businesses claiming fuel tax credits (FTC).

The system has been designed so Fleet managers no longer risk overclaiming fuel tax credits.

Teletrac Navman’s FTC Manager claims to be the first and only solution awarded Australian Taxation Office (ATO) new product ruling, in Australia.

Teletrac Navman says when claiming for fuel tax credits, businesses are entitled to claim the highest rate for fuel used other than for travel on a public road. This extends to fuel used in road construction and maintenance activities even when on public roads.

Traditionally this is notoriously difficult to calculate resulting in many businesses under-claiming.

FTC Manager says it offers a unique solution for businesses claiming fuel tax credits.

Unlike other GPS-based FTC calculation systems, it operates exclusively using second-by-second high-definition GPS location data already installed in customer vehicles to accurately calculate off-road travel and auxiliary fuel use to maximise fuel tax rebates.

The system claims industry leading accuracy by automatically classifying the entire Australian road network as either on- or off-road.

Backed up by the ATO’s new class ruling, FTC Manager is the first in Australia to gain approval, reducing risk in over-claiming, and providing a far higher level of protection.

The ATO has recently increased focus on FTC compliance as a result of significant over-claims made using other GPS systems and FTC advisors.

Peter Perich, Director at PPM Tax Group, says “The ATO’s decision will provide a greater level of accuracy around the process of claiming fuel tax credits, giving users more certainty that they’re not liable for overclaiming from the ATO, and Teletrac Navman will be the first and only telematics provider to implement the updated product.”

Andrew Rossington, Chief Product Officer at Teletrac Navman, says “The product ruling will bring peace of mind for our clients, adding yet another element of differentiation to an already unique solution. We’re thrilled to be the first to introduce the new requirements into our FTC Manager solution.”

FTC Manager falls into Teletrac Navman’s TN360 suite of AI-enabled fleet management systems for a comprehensive all-in-one platform.

To date, FTC Manager is one of the most comprehensive automated solution available on the Australian market. This latest product ruling reduces liability risk and allows businesses across a range of industries including transport, construction, mining and gas, government and agriculture to fully maximise heavy vehicles Fuel Tax Credits on an ongoing basis.

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