04 Jan 2016

Your 2016 salary packaging resolutions

Your 2016 salary packaging resolutions

1 Welcome to 2016 – a new year – a new you! We’re all full of good intentions for the year, whether it’s to eat healthier or improve our financial situation. Here’s a look at how salary packaging can help with your new year’s resolutions: 1. Eat healthier If you have a meal entertainment card why not try out a healthy restaurant? Here’s a look at the healthiest cafes and restaurants in Australia. Don’t forget – the new meal entertainment cap comes into play on 1 April 2016 so make the most of it between now and March! 2. Improve finances Read More

06 Oct 2015

Novated Lease vs Car Loan

Novated Lease vs Car Loan

3 With so many different options, buying a car can be confusing! We’re often asked what the difference is between a novated lease and a traditional car loan, so here’s a novated lease example to show the main comparisons. The example below is based on a 2015 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport over a 4 year term:

16 Sep 2015

Salary package the new iPhone 6s

Salary package the new iPhone 6s

-4 Details of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been released this week. Whenever Apple release their latest models we’re eager to see what’s changed, and according to them “The only thing that’s changed is everything”‘! After much speculation we learnt that the latest addition to the iPhone line up now features 3D Touch, a more advanced camera, faster processing times, faster Wi-Fi and it’s now available in a rose gold finish! You can see the full phone specs on the Apple website. The new models will be available to buy in Australia from 25 September, with prices starting Read More

25 Jun 2015

2 . Those who work in the education sector are able to make their money go further through salary packaging. Here’s a look at five of the top benefits: 1 -Superannuation There’s been lots of talk in the press about superannuation, we’re being encouraged to boost our super funds to make sure we can retire comfortably. Salary sacrifice is a great way to do this, and something teachers are taking advantage of. A set amount is deducted from the employee’s pay each month before tax and paid into their nominated super fund. 2 -Vehicle With a novated lease, teachers are able to save on their Read More

01 Apr 2015

0 Happy new (FBT) year! 1 April marks the start of the 2015/2016 FBT (Fringe Benefits Tax) year, here’s a quick look at what the new year could hold for you: New threshold amounts If you work for a public hospital, a private not-for-profit hospital or a Public Benevolent Institute (PBI) you are entitled to a number of tax-free items each year. These items include living expenses, rent and mortgage payments and are capped at either $9,010 or $15,900 for 2015/2016 depending on your employer. To see how much you are entitled to, check your balance and see your salary packaging reports log in Read More

16 Mar 2015

0   The Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year runs from 1 April-31 March, this is the period during which some of your salary packaging benefits are calculated, and the year end is fast approaching – here’s a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your allowance: Living Expenses Card If you work for a not-for-profit organisation and you have a Smartsalary Living Expenses/Everyday Purchases Card you will need to spend all of the funds on your card by 31 March 2015 to maximise your tax savings. What can I spend on my card? You may want Read More

1 We’re proud to announce that our novated leasing division Smartleasing  has joined forces with six-time V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup from Red Bull Racing Australia for 2015! “Smartleasing is a great Australian brand that has been offering fantastic novated leasing options to tens of thousands of Australians for over 10 years,” Jamie Whincup said. “Much like my race team in the garage and the engineers in the factory, the high-performance team at Smartleasing is constantly working to deliver the best solutions to everyday Australians — our defence personnel, teachers, nurses and other hard working professionals. There is a great synergy between racing V8 Read More

23 Oct 2014

Salary package the new iPad Air 2

Salary package the new iPad Air 2

0 The latest addition to the iPad range was unveiled last week in the US and it’s now available to purchase in Australia. At just 6.1mm thick and weighing less than 500 grams, the iPad Air 2 is the thinnest tablet in the world! The Air 2 has a few new features to its predecessor: – Touch ID – Better cameras – Improved retina display – Faster Wi-Fi – Anti reflective coating to reduce glare for outside use Save 30-45% off the cost If you use a tablet primarily for work purposes (at least 51% of the time) and your employer offers Read More

30 Sep 2014

The Smartsalary team goes green!

The Smartsalary team goes green!

5 For the past 6 years we’ve been working with not-for-profit organisation Greenfleet to help offset carbon emissions produced by cars leased through Smartleasing. The guys at Greenfleet plant thousands of native trees each year, in fact they have planted over 8 million trees all over Australia since they started up in 1997, and since our partnership began, Smartsalary customers have re-vegetated an area 6 times the size of Melbourne CBD! A big thank you to everyone involved in the program! We were delighted to be invited to two of their tree planting days this year, one at Kinglake National Park, Melbourne and one Read More

10 Sep 2014

Salary package the iPhone 6

Salary package the iPhone 6

2 Details of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus were released overnight. After much speculation we learnt that the latest addition to the iPhone line up is the thinnest to date, it has a new retina HD display, new video functionality and an increased battery life (music to our ears!) You can see the full phone specs on the Apple website. The new models will be available to pre-order in Australia from 12 September, with prices starting at $869 for the 16GB iPhone 6. Save up to 45% off the cost If you use your phone primarily for work purposes Read More