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Lapping it up: salary packaging a portable computer

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For the latest information about salary packaging iPads & Tablet computers, please click here.

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Have you salary sacrificed for a laptop lately? Well if you have, you’ll know that you can only package a laptop these days if it is primarily used for work purposes.

Back in the good old days, before May 2008, anyone could buy and package a laptop for any reason. Heck, it could have been a Xmas pressie for your kids and you could still have sacrificed for it.

However, as the rules are different these days, you’ll probably fall into one of the below categories:

(a)   Bring on the salary packaging of laptops – I do a fair bit of work from home.

(b)  Darn, I won’t be able to package a laptop, but I’d still like to buy one.

(c)   Forget it! Now that I cannot salary package a laptop, buying one will be too expensive.

So what do you reckon? Are you still able to package laptop? Do you fall into one of the above categories? Or are you happy enough to buy a laptop without being able to package it?

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24/7 nation?

So we’ve decided to open up our service centre for a half day on Saturdays and we’ve advertised it a bit with our clients.

We did it because we thought it would be a big hit. But guess what? Hardly anyone calls! So do you reckon we are really still a 9 to 5 country? Do we see weekends as a time to get away from anything that reminds us of work?

Is salary packaging the last thing we want to think about during the weekends? Or do you reckon that we are really a 24/7 nation and that our little weekend trial will slowly become a lot more popular? Let me know your thoughts.

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Deven Billimoria
Chief Executive Officer
Smartgroup

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