Edition 2, 2009 - Tax Breaks, Extended Warranties, and our Finance Forecast

Stratton Finance - Finance Focus Newsletter #2 2009 - Government Tax Breaks, Extended Warranties, and our Finance Forecast for April 2009
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Finance Focus #2 2009

Tax Breaks, Warranties
and our Finance Forecast

In This Issue:

Official interest rates, tax breaks and the Federal Government's stimulus package are all hot topics in homes and offices around the country. The Reserve Bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold at their last meeting has sparked economic conversations across the country.

Whether we can expect further rate cuts remains to be seen. What we do know is that there are plenty of incentives for smart buyers to grab bargains - everything from business machinery to family cars to luxury marques.

To secure finance and purchase at unbeatable prices today, please visit , call 1300 STRATTON (1300 787 288) or contact your finance consultant directly.

Finance Forecast - April 2009

Interest rates, tax breaks and the availability of funds - just three of the conditions that Stratton insiders are talking about. We're talking with lenders, insurers and suppliers every day. Consider our quick industry review for April before you make any big decisions...

A Guide to Extended Vehicle Warranties

Are you keen to keep vehicle repair costs under control? Rather lock in sensible insurance cover than face brutal repair and replacement costs? Extended vehicle warranty cover helps you protect your investment and keep your costs on target - read our Guide to Extended Vehicle Warranties...

Temporary Investment Allowance: Your questions answered

Last issue we wrote about the Federal Government's Temporary Investment Allowance, which provides additional tax deductions as an incentive for businesses of all sizes to invest in new assets - including cars, commercial vehicles and business equipment - for installation before the end of 2010.

With an immediate additional tax deduction of up to 30% of the cost of an eligible asset available, we've received a number of e-mail and phone requests for more information. Find the answers to your Temporary Investment Allowance tax break questions here.

Tax Tip: Need a new logbook? 

Planning to use the logbook method to calculate the business use percentage of your car this financial year? Remember that your logbook needs to cover 12 continuous weeks. If this is your first year using this method, your car use has changed or you haven't kept a logbook in the past four financial years - start today!

For more information about the logbook method click here to view ATO information on the topic.

Do you have any queries or requests?

What do you need from Finance Focus? E-mail us with your current finance and insurance issues.

More information

If you'd like a car finance quote or more information about any of our products & services, please visit our website, call us on 1300 STRATTON (1300 787 288) or contact your finance consultant directly.

GENERAL ADVICE WARNING - We must inform you that the information in this e-mail is general advice only and is not specifically based on your own objectives, financial situation or needs. Before you act on this information, you should read any relevant Product Disclosure Statements and consult with a registered tax agent to ensure that this advice is suitable for you.

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