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Are Novated Leases Only For Brand New Cars?

Novated leasing is a cost-effective and tax-efficient way for employees to buy or lease a car through their employers or directly with financiers. Through novated leasing, lessees can save money when purchasing new or used vehicles. Vehicles available for novated leasing Novated leasing is not only available for new cars, but due to the rapid depreciation in value of some vehicles, these arrangements are not usually offered for cars more than three years old. Employees who choose to take advantage of novated leases can purchase vehicles of their choice, or leasing providers can provide assistance sourcing a suitable car. There may be some restrictions on the type of vehicle that can be purchased, with exclusions for vehicles that do not have Australian Compliance Plates, weighing in excess of one tonne carrying capacity or for certain classes of vehicles, such as motorcycles. Novated lease providers usually work with dealerships, but lessees have the option of choosing their own dealer if they prefer. Novated lease enquiries If you have any questions about what’s Read More

Salary Sacrificing Through Your Employer

Finding out how to salary sacrifice at your organisation and informing your employers of the mutual benefits of these arrangements could allow you to benefit from novated leases and other tax efficient purchases. Benefits for employers Many employers now offer salary packaging to their staff, and failing to do so could mean companies lose out when trying to attract the best candidates for job positions. Employee satisfaction is one of the key advantages of offering salary sacrifice options to workers, as providing this level of flexibility and independence to employees can make them feel valued. Through novated leasing, businesses can also ensure that their employees have access to transport without having to invest in a company fleet. Benefits for employees Employees can avoid losing money to tax when making use of salary sacrifice through their employers or by dealing directly with financiers. Novated leasing allows employees to set aside part of their regular salary towards the cost of purchasing a new vehicle without paying GST, and this lease is fully transferrable even if you’re Read More

Salary Packaging: How Much Can You Save?

Arranging salary packaging options such as novated leasing with your employer can make paying for vehicles and other large-scale purchases more affordable, as you won’t lose money to tax. Cost benefits of salary sacrifice Salary sacrifice refers to agreements between employers and employees to convert part of the employee’s cash salary into benefits of equal value, but which can provide greater remuneration benefits to the employee as they will not lose as much of their income to tax. Salary sacrifice agreements are not compulsory, and are entered into at the employee’s discretion. Salary packaging examples Comparing salary sacrifice arrangements with personal financing, the financial benefits of the former become clear. One example would be a novated lease taken out to pay for a vehicle over five years, which would typically save the lessee more than $10,000 over the period in terms of income tax losses avoided. For higher value vehicles, for example a new Toyota Prado GXL Auto Petrol Wagon, salary sacrifice could save the lessee more than $19,000 over five years. Novated Read More

Salary Sacrificing Explained

Salary sacrifice and salary packaging are now frequently part of employee benefits packages, but many people are still confused about what these terms refer to, and how to salary sacrifice in their workplace. Despite the negative sounding name, salary sacrifice can be a cost effective way to make large scale purchases without losing money to tax. These agreements can be arranged through employers or directly with providers, and involve setting aside a portion of regular salary to pay for purchases such as cars and for pension contributions. This video from Edenred explores some of the pros and cons of salary sacrifice schemes, which offer savings for organisations and can be mutually beneficial for both employers and employees, especially during tough economic times. Salary sacrifice arrangements such as novated leases for vehicles can show tangible benefits that are easier to measure in real terms than many other types of employee benefits, and this can improve employee appreciation and satisfaction while also allowing businesses to achieve better credibility. Some of the potential drawbacks to Read More

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“I would like to say a big thank you to Sasha who provided me a very valuable service, she has been very patient, friendly and always providing me up dates on my current vehicle on order. I currently work for defence and as you probably do not know our movements can be stressful at times and have requested to have my vehicle delivered to me before the delivery date of December 12. Even though Sasha has been informed by Holden that the said due date will still occur on December 12, she is trying really hard to have this vehicle delivered to me at the earliest opportunity due to my transfer taking place on December 16. Once again thank you and I am looking forward to doing business with you during the course of my lease through Fleet Network and I will highly recommend your company to Defence and to family members.”

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“I’d like to thank you and the Fleet Network team for the professional and friendly assistance I received throughout the process and renewing my car. The whole team ensured I knew everything that was happening and a special thanks to the lady who I signed the final paper work with on the hand over day, she was so nice. I have since mentioned you guys and the service you provide to a few of my friends and hope that if they choose to go down this path then they will certainly be looked after. Once again thank you all so much, I will see you all again at the end of my lease for a new one, apparently my son will have his licence by then and has already claimed my car.”

Shirley , WA Education

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Antonio , Department of Education, Western Australia

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“We have a big family and when we first started dealing with Greg from Fleet Network earlier this year he pushed and pushed to get us into a car big enough for us all and one that would work within our budget. He just wouldn’t give up! We now drive a Hyundai iMax, which is perfect for us. We rang him up so many times with questions but nothing was ever a hassle for him. When Greg went on holiday and Jodie took over it was exactly the same – they were phenomenal. They really did go above and beyond what they had to do in order to help us. Would we recommend Fleet Network? We already do recommend them, to everyone. They have been just so friendly and helpful and worked so hard for us. We can’t thank them enough.”

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