Uniform FBT (Fringe Benefit Tax)

Taxes are something most of us love to Hate, and they affect us in all sorts of ways even how we dress.

The New Zealand taxman does, however, understand the importance of looking smart at work, especially uniforms.


Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) is not payable on clothes supplied to employees, providing it’s distinctive work clothing – clearly identifiable with the employer, through the use of logos, distinctive pattern, colour scheme or style. So you can ensure your staff look professional and smart in clothes you’ve chosen for the job, and they’ll thank you because they can save their own clothes for leisure wear. That’s a win/win!


Arrow Uniforms loves embroidery; we reckon it reinforces your brand image, helps identify staff to customers, and adds a really professional finishing touch to any uniform. We recommend using machine embroidery for adding logos and monograms to business shirts, jackets and team apparel. It’s fast, flexible and cost-effective. Arrow Uniforms can embroider almost any garment, in almost any combination of colours, and there are no minimum orders. It’s versatile, practical and can easily change the whole look of a garment.

For full details on Fringe Benefit Tax go to www.ird.govt.nz/fbt