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Car Novated Leasing & Salary Packaging FAQs

Does it have to be a new car?   No, but it has to be less than 12 years old at the end of the lease. Therefore if you want to lease a car that is eight years old, the maximum lease would be four years. Leasing new cars is a safer and more preferred option. As a major part of the cost of the lease is actually the running costs, there is often very little difference in the reduction of your take home salary between new and secondhand. Being a second-hand vehicle you could be purchasing someone else’s problems, for example, the tyres may not be in premium condition when you purchase second-hand and will almost certainly need replacing for more than the lease budget allows. By purchasing a new vehicle you will receive a new car warranty and a national fleet discount on the purchase price which we pass onto you.   What happens if I don’t meet my Kilometres?   There is no longer a requirement to Read More

What Are Novated Lease Vehicles?

It is hard to imagine living without the freedom and convenience that comes with the ownership of a car. For many of us it’s virtually a necessity but owning a car is not always free from hassles. From arranging a loan to paying for running costs and maintenance, cars can become a costly business. But fortunately there are other alternatives to traditional forms of financing and ownership, and among them novated lease has become increasingly popular over recent years, thanks largely to the tax benefits associated with this form of lease. A novated lease combines many features of more traditional forms of car finance to deliver some attractive benefits for both employers and employees. Essentially, it is a three-way agreement between your employer, yourself and the financier where the employee leases the car and the company takes on the employee’s obligation of paying the monthly lease rental from the employee’s pre-tax salary. Because the cost of the vehicle ownership is packaged into the employee’s salary, there are considerable tax savings involved in novated leases. It is Read More

Novated Leases For Private Employees

For both government and private industry employees, a novated lease is a great tax-saving option when it comes to purchasing a new or late-model used car. Whether or not your employer already offers a novated lease scheme, it’s easy to take advantage of the many benefits that salary sacrificing provides. How to arrange a novated lease Though an increasing number of employers offer novated lease schemes, many, particularly in the private sector, are still not set up to do so. Happily, it’s possible for private sector employees to arrange a novated lease themselves. Here’s what to do: first, double-check with you employer’s payroll department that they don’t offer such as scheme, and if they don’t, let them know that you like to establish a novated lease yourself. Second, decide on the car you would like to purchase. As long as the car is new or not more than three years old, it should be eligible for a novated lease (this restriction is designed to protect to you against excessive depreciation on your Read More

How Do Novated Leases Work?

Novated leases have become increasingly popular over the last few years, offering advantages to both employers and employees. Fleet Network explains how novated leases work and the benefits to both employees and their employers. What is a Novated Lease? A novated lease is a three-way agreement for a new car between you, your employer and a finance provider/leasing company such as Fleet Network. Your employer will pay the lease payments, registration, fuel, insurance and maintenance costs of the vehicle directly from your pre-tax salary. This will result in tax savings for you, as your own taxable income will be lower.   Employee Benefits of a Novated Lease Novated leases provide: A significant tax saving All the car running costs are included in your regular repayments, makes budgeting easy Freedom to select the car you want – used or new You don’t pay GST on the purchase price or the running costs There’s no limit on the KMs you can drive, all you have to do is estimate how many KMs Read More

No GST Payable on Vehicle Salary Packaging

Many employers and employees are still unclear about what salary packaging is, and what the benefits are of these arrangements. One of the key advantages of buying vehicles and making other large scale purchases through salary packaging is the tax benefits that can be enjoyed. Tax benefits of novated leasing Purchasing a car through a novated lease can work out much cheaper for employees, as the finance company leasing the vehicle is usually liable to pay GST. This means that vehicle owners can benefit from a flat 20% of taxable deductions when making payments, provided the vehicle is used for business in some capacity. Employers can also claim GST credits when offering novated leases to their employers through financiers, which can also involve a fringe benefit. Other salary packaging benefits When you arrange a novated lease, you can also enjoy tax benefits when paying for your car’s running costs, including fuel payments and maintenance. All of these standard running costs may be covered by a fuel card, which offers a single, convenient Read More

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“Your customer service during the leasing process was outstanding, as it was last time. We would not hesitate to lease through Fleet Network again when our lease is up.”

Jason , WA Education

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“Everything is going well with my vehicle, I love it. I am more than happy with the assistance that I received during the process and would happily recommend Fleet Network to others.”

Jo-Anne , QLD Dept of Communities

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“Everything great with my new car. Customer service was excellent was a pleasure doing business with your company.”  

Theresa , NT Dept of Health

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“Yes, everything is going great for this vehicle so please thank Frank Agostino, Vicki Scott, Sasha Carruthers and Tammie Maciejak for all their help.”

Craig , WA Health

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“Thanks Jodie, I would just like to say that you have been fantastic with your help through this whole car process and I really appreciate everything that you have done.”

Donna , WA DOCS

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“Can I just say that I love driving my new car. Thank you and your staff very much for your assistance. Ann is so looking forward to meeting with you. We are all going to be driving new cars in this office at this rate. Thanks again.”

De , WA Dept of Human Services

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“Jodie and Tim were excellent to work with, they helped me understand exactly what I needed to do and Jodie guided me through the whole experience expertly and patiently.”

Sarah , Dept of Education

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“I would like to say a very big thank you to Sean and Sherren for providing me with really outstanding customer service.”

Karen , WA Transport

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“Everything is going very well. The whole process was excellent and I am very happy. Thank you.”

Mark , Army

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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.”

Rudsyn , Defence

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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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“Everything is fantastic with my car and the service I have received was great, can’t thank you enough. Thanks Carole, I do appreciate your follow up. Well, so far everything is ok, if I have any queries I will definitely contact you. The customer service was quite good, I was impressed by consistent and up to date communication throughout the process.”

Memory , NT Dept Children and Families

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“I first started dealing with Fleet Network in 2002 when I got in touch and spoke to Matt. I was a bit wary as I had never financed a car this way before but Matt talked me through everything and put me at ease. I told him the things I was looking for in a car and before I knew it he had arrived with a Toyota Corolla for me to test drive. I tested it, he went through the costs, which were almost negligible, and the car has been going beautifully ever since. It’s been passed through the family but Matt was right, it was exactly what I was looking for and has been a great car. Since then I have bought 3 more cars through Fleet Network. I can’t recommend them highly enough – they are really good people, so friendly and they always follow through on their promises. Everyone I know who has dealt with them has commented that Fleet Network really do care.”

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.”

Troy and Karen , State Government Employee, New South Wales

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“This is the third vehicle we have bought from Fleet Network. We keep going back because we get such great service and good value for money from the vehicles we buy. We’ve currently got a Honda Odyssey Luxury, which is a great family car. We always do our own research first and then just call them up and tell them what we want. They source it, give us the price, do all the paperwork and then we just go and pick it up. It’s so simple. The hardest part is choosing the car we want! As to recommending them, anytime we have friends looking for a car we recommend Fleet Network. They’re a good company and everyone we recommend has had a good experience.”

Garry , Department of Indigenous Affairs, Western Australia

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“This is the third car that I have bought through Fleet Network. I change my car every three years and this time I wanted a VW Beetle convertible, my dream car, and there was only one left in Australia. Fleet Network managed to find the car for me and get it sent over from the dealer over east. They were fantastic. They then held onto it for me while I got my other car ready for exchange, a process that was delayed due to hail damage from the storms. There were further delays as things got held up with the insurance company but Fleet Network was brilliant. They kept me up-to-date with everything and waited while I got it all sorted out. I would definitely recommend them. They are really friendly and helpful and everyone I have spoken to has been brilliant.”

Colleen , WA Health, Western Australia

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“Sasha at Fleet Network was exceeding professional and is really looked after me extremely well!!! My first contact was with Steve Asher and then Frank rang me and worked towards satisfying all my requirements! Would highly recommend them to anyone, which I have already done on three occasions already!”

Kevan , Qld Education

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“The vehicle is everything we thought it would be as it’s our third Santa Fe, second diesel. A lot more refined than the earlier model, none the less both Joanna and myself are very happy with it. Right from the start when we spoke with Tim nothing was too much trouble and if there was a query then our contact persons were only too happy to attend to our questions with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. I have passed on to other staff members your company name and hopefully they will be in touch with yourselves in the future.”

Phil , Corrective Services