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How you can help your SME navigate the regulatory maze
14 June 2024 | Minutes to read: 2

How you can help your SME navigate the regulatory maze

Small and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs, play a significant role in the global economic landscape, serving as...
The going concern assumption – nailing that cash flow forecast
12 June 2024 | Minutes to read: 2

The going concern assumption – nailing that cash flow forecast

You’re a CFO in the final lap of the annual financial statements audit – almost all ticking...
Year-end tax planning considerations for medical practitioners
29 May 2024 | Minutes to read: 4

Year-end tax planning considerations for medical practitioners

With the end of financial year (EOFY) just around the corner, it’s not too late to start...
Federal Budget 2024 | Key policies at a glance
15 May 2024 | Minutes to read: 4

Federal Budget 2024 | Key policies at a glance

1. Cost of living measures Securing cheaper medicines The Government will provide up to an additional $3b...
Navigating Australia’s new thin capitalisation rules: a guide for multinational corporations
8 May 2024 | Minutes to read: 3

Navigating Australia’s new thin capitalisation rules: a guide for multinational corporations

Australia has introduced significant changes to its thin capitalisation rules this year. These changes aim to prevent...
Tax planning strategies for small businesses
7 May 2024 | Minutes to read: 4

Tax planning strategies for small businesses

While the end of the financial year is fast approaching, there is still time for business owners...
Strategies to help SMEs unlock talent potential
6 May 2024 | Minutes to read: 2

Strategies to help SMEs unlock talent potential

If you’re the owner of a small or medium-sized business (SME), you’ll be well aware of the...
Small business tax planning tips: the do’s and don’ts
1 May 2024 | Minutes to read: 4

Small business tax planning tips: the do’s and don’ts

Small business tax planning can be daunting – especially when it adds to your already exhaustive To...
Superannuation Contribution Caps set to increase from 1 July 2024
29 April 2024 | Minutes to read: 3

Superannuation Contribution Caps set to increase from 1 July 2024

The Australian superannuation regime is about to change once again, with contributions caps set to rise from...
R&D Tax Incentive considerations for financial year-end
26 April 2024 | Minutes to read: 5

R&D Tax Incentive considerations for financial year-end

With EOFY just around the corner, we’ve outlined simple steps businesses can take before year-end to ensure...
R&D tax incentive landmines and how to steer clear of them
19 April 2024 | Minutes to read: 4

R&D tax incentive landmines and how to steer clear of them

This article was first published in Startup Daily (Note: the following are general observations only and do...
How planning an exit from ownership can help practice owners
16 April 2024 | Minutes to read: 3

How planning an exit from ownership can help practice owners

As a practice owner, it can be hard to know when to sell your practice. The reality...
Empowering manufacturing teams: The role of employee share schemes
5 April 2024 | Minutes to read: 4

Empowering manufacturing teams: The role of employee share schemes

In the dynamic world of manufacturing, where innovation, efficiency and collaboration are paramount, the significance of fostering...
Review your contracting arrangements for practice owners
29 March 2024 | Minutes to read: 3

Review your contracting arrangements for practice owners

It has been common over many years for medical practices to engage practitioners on what has been...
Navigating the AGM – running the meeting
26 March 2024 | Minutes to read: 4

Navigating the AGM – running the meeting

This article is part of a three-part series on Navigating your Annual General Meetings and provides tips...
What can I claim if I travel?
23 March 2024 | Minutes to read: 4

What can I claim if I travel?

Have you ever wondered if you can claim tax deductions for your travel expenses for a recent...
Unlocking success: strategies for SMEs in a competitive landscape
19 March 2024 | Minutes to read: 2

Unlocking success: strategies for SMEs in a competitive landscape

Small and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs, play a significant role in the economic landscape, creating jobs, fostering...
Maximising your income: a guide to salary packaging for employees
18 March 2024 | Minutes to read: 6

Maximising your income: a guide to salary packaging for employees

Salary packaging can be an excellent way for employees to save tax. Medical professionals in hospitals, for...
Payroll tax for medical practices: a state-by-state analysis
15 March 2024 | Minutes to read: 4

Payroll tax for medical practices: a state-by-state analysis

The payroll tax debate and its impact on General Practices continues. Several Australian state revenue offices released...
Strategies to help you boost the bottom line of your SMEs
14 March 2024 | Minutes to read: 2

Strategies to help you boost the bottom line of your SMEs

Maximising the profitability of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) involves implementing balanced strategies that not only prioritise...
Elevating your SME: maximising your earnings multiplier
26 February 2024 | Minutes to read: 4

Elevating your SME: maximising your earnings multiplier

The valuation of a business reflects its position in the market, its past performance and future potential....
The future is digital for contract management systems – and AI will be taking charge
2 February 2024 | Minutes to read: 3

The future is digital for contract management systems – and AI will be taking charge

How can the Board trust the CEO and management? Rarely is such a sentiment written down in...
Unlocking value in SMEs: A guide to business valuation in Australia
30 January 2024 | Minutes to read: 3

Unlocking value in SMEs: A guide to business valuation in Australia

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are valued differently at different stages of the business life cycle. Whether...
Changes to the Export Market Development Grant
30 January 2024 | Minutes to read: 4

Changes to the Export Market Development Grant

What is this grant about? The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) is a key Australian Government financial...
Australia’s Digital Games Tax Offset
24 January 2024 | Minutes to read: 5

Australia’s Digital Games Tax Offset

Article updated as of 24 Jan 2024 As part of the Australian Government’s Digital Economy Strategy announced...
ATO updates draft ruling on software royalties: What you need to know
19 January 2024 | Minutes to read: 5

ATO updates draft ruling on software royalties: What you need to know

On 17 January 2024, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) released the updated draft tax ruling, TR 2024/D1...
Modernisation of Victoria’s property taxation: commercial & industrial property tax reform
15 December 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Modernisation of Victoria’s property taxation: commercial & industrial property tax reform

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas unveiled additional details regarding the Victorian Government's initiative (announced in the May 2023...
Navigating succession planning: key considerations for taking on a partner in your medical practice
12 December 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Navigating succession planning: key considerations for taking on a partner in your medical practice

It’s a common scenario, you've been running a successful practice for many years and are starting to...
During this festive season: consider your FBT obligations
5 December 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

During this festive season: consider your FBT obligations

The festive season is here, and with it come the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) implications related to...
Elevating dental practices: the essential role of Virtual CFOs
21 November 2023 | Minutes to read: 4

Elevating dental practices: the essential role of Virtual CFOs

Running a successful dental practice requires careful planning, excellent patient care and effective management. While the quality...
Personal Services Income: the fact from the fiction
18 November 2023 | Minutes to read: 4

Personal Services Income: the fact from the fiction

As business advisors who work closely with medical professionals, we wish to highlight some common misconceptions about...
Understanding early tech company revenues
16 November 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

Understanding early tech company revenues

Tech company revenues – so important for valuations as these companies aim to build and grow. The...
How wealthy does my family need to be to establish a Family Office?
16 November 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

How wealthy does my family need to be to establish a Family Office?

A common question that wealth managers are asked is, “How wealthy does my family need to be...
What is phoenixing?
16 November 2023 | Minutes to read: 5

What is phoenixing?

Illegal phoenixing is a deceptive manoeuvre used by some businesses to sidestep their obligations, leaving creditors, employees,...
Significant changes to landholder duty thresholds set to impact property investments
7 November 2023 | Minutes to read: 5

Significant changes to landholder duty thresholds set to impact property investments

The NSW Government has announced a raft of changes to the landholder duty regime set to take...
Planning a successful AGM
2 November 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Planning a successful AGM

This article is part of a three-part series on Navigating your Annual General Meetings and provides tips...
Tips to navigate family remuneration in family-owned businesses
31 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

Tips to navigate family remuneration in family-owned businesses

Family-owned businesses form the backbone of many economies, and a unique aspect of these businesses is the...
Family succession planning for your business
26 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Family succession planning for your business

Owning and managing a family business can be immensely rewarding, especially for the older generation, who get...
Exiting your business? From IPO to family succession, your many exit options
26 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 7

Exiting your business? From IPO to family succession, your many exit options

Owning a small to medium business (SME) can be a lucrative investment. However, when the time comes...
Division 296 Tax: the proposed $3m super tax
24 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 4

Division 296 Tax: the proposed $3m super tax

The Federal Government intends to reduce the concessions available to individuals with superannuation balances that exceed $3...
Passing the torch: navigating the generational shift in family businesses
19 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Passing the torch: navigating the generational shift in family businesses

Family businesses, with their rich legacies and shared values, hold a unique place in the business world....
Share buy-backs as an alternative to share sales for exiting parties
19 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 6

Share buy-backs as an alternative to share sales for exiting parties

When looking to exit from a shareholding in a private company, a direct sale of shares by...
Important payroll update: simplified reporting and STP Phase 2 transition
12 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

Important payroll update: simplified reporting and STP Phase 2 transition

STP Phase 2 changes that need your input with two key actions. Firstly, carefully review your payroll...
Understanding the top 10 challenges for SMEs today
12 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Understanding the top 10 challenges for SMEs today

Small and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs, play a significant role in the global economic landscape. These organisations...
Expansion of Victoria’s Vacant Residential Land Tax may drive developers and investors out
12 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Expansion of Victoria’s Vacant Residential Land Tax may drive developers and investors out

On Thursday, 5 October 2023, the Hon Tim Pallas introduced The State Taxation Acts and Other Acts...
Bridging bonds: conflict resolution and mediation in family businesses
12 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Bridging bonds: conflict resolution and mediation in family businesses

Family businesses are often lauded for their resilience, values and continuity across generations. Yet, within these close-knit...
What is a Motor Vehicle Logbook and why is it important?
10 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 4

What is a Motor Vehicle Logbook and why is it important?

Do you use your car for job-related duties or to run your business? If you do, you...
Work from home deductions 2023: important changes
10 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 4

Work from home deductions 2023: important changes

UPDATED (as of 22 November 2023) On 15 February 2023, the ATO finalised its new more stringent...
Building strong foundations: the pillars of governance in family businesses
5 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Building strong foundations: the pillars of governance in family businesses

Family businesses are often built on a foundation of shared values, trust, and a vision for the...
Australia’s Small Business Restructuring regime: a tool to revive your manufacturing business
3 October 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

Australia’s Small Business Restructuring regime: a tool to revive your manufacturing business

In times of economic uncertainty, SME businesses are generally squeezed harder than larger ones, with fewer levers...
The family business advantage: Nurturing legacy and success
28 September 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

The family business advantage: Nurturing legacy and success

In a world of conglomerates and global enterprises, family businesses stand out as a testament to the...
New financial year tax and super changes for CFOs
26 September 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

New financial year tax and super changes for CFOs

Australia has introduced a string of tax and superannuation changes this financial year, which CFOs and finance...
Governance in family businesses: its critical role in nurturing success
21 September 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Governance in family businesses: its critical role in nurturing success

Family businesses are the engine-room of our economy, contributing significantly to job creation, innovation, and economic growth....
Investing ethically by using an ESG framework
14 September 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Investing ethically by using an ESG framework

As a financial adviser that works closely with clients in the medical industry, I am increasingly asked...
How practices and providers can benefit from Australia’s new MyMedicare model
12 September 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

How practices and providers can benefit from Australia’s new MyMedicare model

Australia’s new MyMedicare voluntary registration model aims to strengthen the relationship between patients and their providers, with...
Providing your employees with salary packaging for electric cars
15 August 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Providing your employees with salary packaging for electric cars

Electric cars are now exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT), making it an opportune time to boost...
Preparing for imminent mandatory climate-related disclosures
10 August 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

Preparing for imminent mandatory climate-related disclosures

For Australian businesses, June provided greater insights into the future of sustainability reporting including for who and...
Transitioning your manufacturing business to a circular economy model
2 August 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Transitioning your manufacturing business to a circular economy model

As we continue to grapple with the challenges that stem from climate change, pollution and resource depletion,...
Business lessons from the turnaround of Australian entertainment giant Foxtel
31 July 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Business lessons from the turnaround of Australian entertainment giant Foxtel

Disruption The Foxtel IQ product was world leading technology throughout the 2000s. However, Foxtel faced allegations in...
Supply chain management: prepare for disruption to stay on track
13 July 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

Supply chain management: prepare for disruption to stay on track

Geopolitical tensions, shipping delays and rising freight costs are compounding the bleak global supply chain situation –...
How and when your business should access Australia’s safe harbour provisions
27 June 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

How and when your business should access Australia’s safe harbour provisions

If economic uncertainty is impacting your business to the point where you’re unsure if it will continue...
Establishing a tax-effective employee share scheme or employee stock option plan in Australia
23 June 2023 | Minutes to read: 4

Establishing a tax-effective employee share scheme or employee stock option plan in Australia

Setting up an employee share scheme (ESS) or employee stock option plan (ESOP) to attract, retain and...
Small Business Lodgement Penalty Amnesty: ATOs lifeline to eligible businesses with outstanding tax debts
21 June 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

Small Business Lodgement Penalty Amnesty: ATOs lifeline to eligible businesses with outstanding tax debts

Small businesses have a one-off amnesty to lodge outstanding tax returns without penalties. The amnesty operates until...
Are your books exit ready? Five common adjustments when transitioning tax books into IFRS reporting books
13 June 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Are your books exit ready? Five common adjustments when transitioning tax books into IFRS reporting books

Our 2023 Exit Smart Report indicates that 43% of SME business owners and key decision makers are...
Tax time tricks to cut your losses and increase your wealth for years to come
6 June 2023 | Minutes to read: 4

Tax time tricks to cut your losses and increase your wealth for years to come

Year-end financial planning can seem overwhelming, but it’s a valuable opportunity to implement tax time tricks that...
Don’t lose your Not For Profit tax exemptions, check these important reforms coming on 1 July 2023
31 May 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

Don’t lose your Not For Profit tax exemptions, check these important reforms coming on 1 July 2023

Advice Summary: Prepare for tax exemption reforms for Not For Profits (NFPs) starting 1 July 2023. Self-assessing...
Accounting and tax considerations of biotech & pharma companies conducting clinical trials in Australia
30 May 2023 | Minutes to read: 6

Accounting and tax considerations of biotech & pharma companies conducting clinical trials in Australia

This article was originally posted on 27 July 2021 and has been updated as of 30 May...
Landowners take center stage in Victorian tax reforms
26 May 2023 | Minutes to read: 4

Landowners take center stage in Victorian tax reforms

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has handed down a budget focused on the government "taking responsibility" for the...
What is in the 2023 Federal Budget for Medical Practitioners?
24 May 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

What is in the 2023 Federal Budget for Medical Practitioners?

There was certainly a lot of talk in the days after the 2023 Federal Budget in relation...
How can my practice access the Strengthening Medicare – GP Grants Program?
22 May 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

How can my practice access the Strengthening Medicare – GP Grants Program?

By now you are probably aware of the newly announced Strengthening Medicare – GP Grants Program. The...
How to manage and clear your debts with the ATO
22 May 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

How to manage and clear your debts with the ATO

Navigating outstanding debts can be a daunting task, especially debts with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The...
Federal Budget announcements for housing and the property and construction sector
19 May 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Federal Budget announcements for housing and the property and construction sector

Earlier this month as part of the 2023-24 Federal Budget, Treasurer Jim Chalmers announced a range of...
Federal Budget 2023 | Key policies at a glance
9 May 2023 | Minutes to read: 5

Federal Budget 2023 | Key policies at a glance

1. Cost of living Energy bill relief  The Government will work with Territory and State Governments to...
Federal Budget 2023 | 5 key take-outs for SMEs
9 May 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

Federal Budget 2023 | 5 key take-outs for SMEs

⭳ Download Infographic (.png) 1.  Get your compliance in order The ATO is focusing on high value...
Crowd-sourced funding: what’s involved and why it’s taking off
26 April 2023 | Minutes to read: 4

Crowd-sourced funding: what’s involved and why it’s taking off

HelpPay, a William Buck client, is about to embark on a crowd-sourced fund raise. We’re taking the...
Financing your business for growth
21 April 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Financing your business for growth

When it comes to financing your business for growth, you generally have two options; either you use...
Options available to wind up your company
17 April 2023 | Minutes to read: 5

Options available to wind up your company

For some CFOs, there might come a time when the wind up of your company, or of...
Monitoring your business performance: tips on setting KPIs and remaining accountable
4 April 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Monitoring your business performance: tips on setting KPIs and remaining accountable

Business owners are often occupied with the operational requirements of running a business and as a result,...
Did your Victorian land tax bill give you a fright?
27 March 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

Did your Victorian land tax bill give you a fright?

Victorian landowners have been in receipt of their 2022 land tax assessments in the recent weeks and...
Certain international tax treaties provide relief from foreign purchaser surcharge duty in NSW
13 March 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Certain international tax treaties provide relief from foreign purchaser surcharge duty in NSW

For the purposes of NSW State taxes, a ‘foreign person’ is anyone is: not 'ordinarily resident in...
Another year, another ‘successful’ R&D claim – Does receiving your R&D refund mean your activities were eligible?
13 March 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

Another year, another ‘successful’ R&D claim – Does receiving your R&D refund mean your activities were eligible?

Have you ever wondered who reviews and approves your Research and Development (R&D) refund? Surely, your activities...
Made in Victoria – Manufacturing Growth Program
9 March 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Made in Victoria – Manufacturing Growth Program

The Victorian State Government recently launched the Made in Victoria – Manufacturing Growth Program, a government fund...
Leaps in land values lead to a three-year tax headache for NSW property investors
2 March 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Leaps in land values lead to a three-year tax headache for NSW property investors

Owners of land in New South Wales are facing a potential three-year surge in land tax, following...
Is your internal finance function stretched to capacity?
1 March 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Is your internal finance function stretched to capacity?

Several factors have combined to leave many internal finance functions stretched to capacity. These include rising costs,...
5 reasons why you should stay on top of your SMSF admin
27 February 2023 | Minutes to read: 2

5 reasons why you should stay on top of your SMSF admin

Typically, an existing Self-Managed Superannuation Fund’s (SMSF) annual tax return is due in mid-May of the following...
Employee or contractor: what you need to know about the ATO’s latest guidance
17 February 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Employee or contractor: what you need to know about the ATO’s latest guidance

In February 2022, the High Court handed down two defining judgements: CFMEU & Anor v Personnel Contracting...
Vendor mistakes in tax due diligence: what purchasers should be aware of
14 February 2023 | Minutes to read: 5

Vendor mistakes in tax due diligence: what purchasers should be aware of

There are a range of potential tax issues that a purchaser can inherit when acquiring the shares...
Inversion dilemma: What does the current US inverted yield curve mean for financial report measurements?
11 January 2023 | Minutes to read: 3

Inversion dilemma: What does the current US inverted yield curve mean for financial report measurements?

With economies firing back up from their COVID malaise, we are experiencing an environment of low unemployment...
ATO’s targeted risk programs for private clients and what triggers an audit
24 November 2022 | Minutes to read: 5

ATO’s targeted risk programs for private clients and what triggers an audit

With the CFO’s focus having shifted a great deal over the last decade, particularly during the pandemic,...
Has the time come for juniors to take exploration costs off the balance sheet?
21 November 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Has the time come for juniors to take exploration costs off the balance sheet?

You know the playbook – get hold of that promising target, be it gold, lithium, or a...
Super SA rule changes to create significant tax saving opportunities
3 November 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Super SA rule changes to create significant tax saving opportunities

Super SA has announced important changes effective 30 November 2022, that provide exciting tax saving opportunities for...
Property industry winners in this month’s Federal Budget
31 October 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Property industry winners in this month’s Federal Budget

Perhaps the most intriguing announcements in last week’s Federal Budget weren’t tax changes or new economic policies,...
More than just ARR – 3 critical metrics for measuring SaaS startups
31 October 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

More than just ARR – 3 critical metrics for measuring SaaS startups

In recent years, Software as a Service (SaaS) startups have been fed on a steady diet of...
Individual residency rules: Where are they now?
26 October 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Individual residency rules: Where are they now?

There is no doubt that Australia’s tax residency rules are complex, especially regarding individuals. For some time,...
Federal Budget October 2022-23 | Key policies at a glance
25 October 2022 | Minutes to read: 6

Federal Budget October 2022-23 | Key policies at a glance

Cost of living relief Cheaper childcare From July 2023, Child Care Subsidy rates will increase to 90%...
Federal Budget October 2022-23 | 5 key take-outs for SMEs
25 October 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Federal Budget October 2022-23 | 5 key take-outs for SMEs

Download PDF 1. Paid parental leave The Federal Government has announced the biggest expansion of the Paid...
Effective tax planning is ongoing and starts early
20 October 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

Effective tax planning is ongoing and starts early

‘Year-end tax planning’ should start well before 30 June and be ongoing, with many strategies best implemented...
How the Virtual CFO uses technology to drive change and business growth
13 October 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

How the Virtual CFO uses technology to drive change and business growth

Business today is incredibly fast paced and the traditional month-end analysis to identify trends or incidents that...
Why you should regularly review your pricing strategy
11 October 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Why you should regularly review your pricing strategy

Despite the many challenges faced by small businesses over the past few years, those that have forged...
Taxing digital assets: the Board of Taxation’s review
30 September 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Taxing digital assets: the Board of Taxation’s review

As a result of the rapid digitalisation of businesses and economies, transactions involving cryptocurrency and other digital...
Business rehabilitation through Voluntary Administration
30 September 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

Business rehabilitation through Voluntary Administration

Voluntary Administration is a process that allows for an independent insolvency expert to take control of a...
Four reasons to consider a multi-family office
27 September 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Four reasons to consider a multi-family office

Why should wealthy families use a multi-family office? What is it and how is it different from...
SMEs face rising debts – your way out of hot water
21 September 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

SMEs face rising debts – your way out of hot water

An increasing number of SME business are facing compounding debts and are struggling to stay above water....
R&D Tax Incentive 2022: Are you entitled to a 43.5% or 48.5% refundable R&D tax offset?
19 September 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

R&D Tax Incentive 2022: Are you entitled to a 43.5% or 48.5% refundable R&D tax offset?

We understand the important role that Australia’s refundable R&D tax incentive plays in financing R&D projects for...
Time is running out to register your .au domain
15 September 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Time is running out to register your .au domain

Australian businesses and residents can now purchase a ‘.au’ domain for their website address. While this has...
M&A, Venture Capital and Private Equity Insights 2022
13 September 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

M&A, Venture Capital and Private Equity Insights 2022

For the latest updates, please see below: M&A, Venture Capital and Private Equity Insights 2022 M&A, IPO,...
HelpPay’s Andrew Ellett and his tips for startup founders
31 August 2022 | Minutes to read: 5

HelpPay’s Andrew Ellett and his tips for startup founders

Launching a start-up, let alone a successful one, is not a simple feat. It requires planning, time,...
Improve your cash flow management during periods of instability
23 August 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Improve your cash flow management during periods of instability

Effective cash flow management is critical to running a business, particularly in periods of economic instability. Poor...
Employer obligations and the CFO
16 August 2022 | Minutes to read: 5

Employer obligations and the CFO

In May 2022, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) formed a majority federal government, flagging significant changes aimed...
Here’s how to create a tax-effective exit for shareholders – and why it starts today
11 August 2022 | Minutes to read: 5

Here’s how to create a tax-effective exit for shareholders – and why it starts today

This article was first published in Startup Daily on 3 August 2022. For founders, the day that...
Protect your business from debt and liquidated debtors with the PPSA
8 August 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Protect your business from debt and liquidated debtors with the PPSA

The old adage ‘Cash is King’ is in many respects correct for both businesses and business owners...
Superannuation changes: Revisit your retirement plan and maximise your savings
8 August 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Superannuation changes: Revisit your retirement plan and maximise your savings

The new financial year brought a flurry of significant superannuation contributions changes from 1 July 2022 -...
Fraud detection and investigation for the CFO and finance team
29 July 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Fraud detection and investigation for the CFO and finance team

Detection of employee fraud sits squarely within your remit as a CFO, and evidence shows that it’s...
Tips for startups undertaking their first capital raise
28 July 2022 | Minutes to read: 5

Tips for startups undertaking their first capital raise

Undertaking a capital raise is complex and often daunting. It requires time and planning. If you’re considering...
The CFO’s guide to claiming the R&D Tax Incentive
15 July 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

The CFO’s guide to claiming the R&D Tax Incentive

One of the key responsibilities of the modern CFO is to obtain appropriate funding for the business,...
Can income protection cover mortgage payments?
14 July 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Can income protection cover mortgage payments?

You worked tirelessly to own your dream home, but you’ve suffered an injury or illness that prevents...
Navigating rising interest rates and inflation
13 July 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Navigating rising interest rates and inflation

What a difference three months can make in the world of finance. It doesn’t seem that long...
Inflation and cashflow: How key economic indicators are impacting your business
27 June 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Inflation and cashflow: How key economic indicators are impacting your business

Inflation is the talk of the town, and its affects are becoming more apparent, impacting groceries, fuel,...
Exit your business effectively and avoid deal fatigue
24 June 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Exit your business effectively and avoid deal fatigue

So you’ve decided to exit your business. But what is the best route to the door? There...
Investing during market volatility
15 June 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

Investing during market volatility

A client concerned about investing during market volatility asked, “Why wouldn’t I just throw all my money...
How can I prepare my business for increased ATO audit activity and tighter tax rules?
25 May 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

How can I prepare my business for increased ATO audit activity and tighter tax rules?

To boost tax collections and reduce an estimated budget deficit of near $80bn, we expect the new...
How can I achieve a 3-day month-end?
25 May 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

How can I achieve a 3-day month-end?

As a CFO, the buck stops with you to ensure the month-end close is efficient and as...
E-Commerce Series: Measuring the success of your online business
23 May 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

E-Commerce Series: Measuring the success of your online business

You’ve built your e-commerce platform, based on research and solid business and marketing plans, but how do...
E-Commerce series: the three fundamental rules when scaling your online business
19 May 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

E-Commerce series: the three fundamental rules when scaling your online business

You have conducted your research and backed it up with solid business and marketing plans which will...
Business distress indicators and how to identify them
19 May 2022 | Minutes to read: 5

Business distress indicators and how to identify them

When it comes to assessing business distress and a company’s insolvency risk, there are two approaches: the...
Is your IPO too FAT?
18 May 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Is your IPO too FAT?

So, before I start – yes, an Initial Public Offering (IPO) is a major milestone event, and...
Succession planning for your business
13 May 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Succession planning for your business

At some point in your business' lifecycle, you must consider its succession. Deciding the best options for...
How do I position my business for growth
10 May 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

How do I position my business for growth

As the planning cycle commences for the financial year 2023, it’s a good time to focus on...
Certain clinical trials now accepted as eligible research and development activities
28 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Certain clinical trials now accepted as eligible research and development activities

AusIndustry recently issued a determination allowing certain clinical trials to be accepted as eligible core Research and...
Life Cycle Assessments and the Benefits to SME’s
27 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Life Cycle Assessments and the Benefits to SME’s

Looking to level up your innovation? Innovative businesses drive markets and innovative markets drive change. Life Cycle...
Valuable skills of a Virtual CFO: accounting and financial reporting
21 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

Valuable skills of a Virtual CFO: accounting and financial reporting

Virtual CFOs can support busy business owners by identifying potential risks and implementing financial strategies to drive...
Property deals to be impacted by proposed changes to NSW transfer duty provisions
21 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Property deals to be impacted by proposed changes to NSW transfer duty provisions

Proposed changes to the NSW transfer duty provisions are expected to impact option agreements in real property...
More funding to the ATO: Prepare for increased ATO audit activity
19 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

More funding to the ATO: Prepare for increased ATO audit activity

After two years of heavy spending amid the pandemic and no tax rate increases in sight, how...
Thousands of Director Penalty Notices issued in ATO debt collection activities
13 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Thousands of Director Penalty Notices issued in ATO debt collection activities

Following a relatively quiet period during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has resumed its...
Are you considering starting in private practice?
12 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

Are you considering starting in private practice?

We understand that starting in private practice can be daunting, so we’ve put together a list of...
Are you ready to apply for your Director Identification Number?
6 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Are you ready to apply for your Director Identification Number?

Effective 1 November 2021, all directors of registered bodies are required to obtain a Director Identification Number...
Federal Budget March 2022-23: Its impact on medical professionals
5 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

Federal Budget March 2022-23: Its impact on medical professionals

Josh Frydenberg’s 2022 - 2023 Federal Budget was announced recently, with few surprises and a raft of...
Payroll tax: How practices are chosen for review
5 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Payroll tax: How practices are chosen for review

This article was first published on The Medical Republic on 15 March 2022. Be alert, but maybe...
Federal Budget March 2022-23 | Key policies at a glance
29 March 2022 | Minutes to read: 5

Federal Budget March 2022-23 | Key policies at a glance

The 2022/23 Federal Budget has a focus on short term cost of living pressures as well as...
Federal Budget 2022-23 | 5 key take-outs for SMEs
29 March 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Federal Budget 2022-23 | 5 key take-outs for SMEs

1. Utilise incentives to upskill your workforce Can you use the skills and training boost for financial...
Exit smart by using a solvent winding up
23 March 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

Exit smart by using a solvent winding up

When a company’s life cycle has run its course and the corporate entity is no longer required,...
Rouble’s rampage crosses an accounting Rubicon
21 March 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Rouble’s rampage crosses an accounting Rubicon

Recent gyrations in the rouble highlight a problem in financial reporting – what ‘is’ a foreign currency...
How to develop KPIs to measure and increase the sustainability of your practice: Part two
15 March 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

How to develop KPIs to measure and increase the sustainability of your practice: Part two

This article was first published by The Medical Republic, 15 February 2022 Developing and implementing key performance...
M&A, IPO, Venture Capital and Private Equity Insights 2021
8 March 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

M&A, IPO, Venture Capital and Private Equity Insights 2021

As a follow up to our extensive 2021 M&A and VC Report launched in August, below you’ll...
Tax treatment of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
4 March 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Tax treatment of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

With the acceleration of blockchain, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have gained significant popularity over the last few years....
Compliance the biggest source of stress for business owners, but integral to success
4 March 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Compliance the biggest source of stress for business owners, but integral to success

A staggering 85% of SME business owners have identified compliance as the biggest source of stress in...
ATO finalises approach to the allocation of professional firm profits
24 February 2022 | Minutes to read: 5

ATO finalises approach to the allocation of professional firm profits

For many years the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been concerned that an insufficient portion of the...
ATO clamp down on trusts – the end of an interesting decade for unpaid present entitlements
24 February 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

ATO clamp down on trusts – the end of an interesting decade for unpaid present entitlements

The ATO has announced a major crackdown on the taxation of family trusts. In a long-awaited series...
ATO clamp down on trusts – is income splitting dead?
24 February 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

ATO clamp down on trusts – is income splitting dead?

The ATO has announced a major crackdown on the taxation of family trusts. In a long-awaited ruling,...
How will COVID-19 impact my insurance coverage?
17 February 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

How will COVID-19 impact my insurance coverage?

For two years, COVID has disrupted our lives, our short-term goals and achievements. But what impact has...
Identifying the intangible assets in your manufacturing business
7 February 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

Identifying the intangible assets in your manufacturing business

This article was first published by AMTIL on 21 December 2021. Knowing that employers will respect and...
Private groups still under the ATO’s spotlight – what you need to know
1 February 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Private groups still under the ATO’s spotlight – what you need to know

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has operated successful tax assurance programs for private groups for a number...
NSW Government support announced for businesses affected by Omnicron including ‘JobSaver Extension’
1 February 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

NSW Government support announced for businesses affected by Omnicron including ‘JobSaver Extension’

2022 Small Business Support Program Applications for the 2022 Small Business Support Program open on Monday 14...
New superannuation obligations for new employees – stapled funds
1 February 2022 | Minutes to read: < 1

New superannuation obligations for new employees – stapled funds

New employees Effective 1 November 2021, an extra step is now required when onboarding new employees without...
Prioritise your business strategy this New Year
31 January 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Prioritise your business strategy this New Year

With the New Year upon us, many people will use the change of calendar as an opportune...
Does bitcoin now fit the accounting definition of cash?
24 January 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Does bitcoin now fit the accounting definition of cash?

With Bitcoin being declared legal tender in El Salvador and more generally gaining acceptance as a transaction...
How much will you need to retire?
24 January 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

How much will you need to retire?

‘How much do I need to retire’ is one of the most common questions we are asked...
Valuable skills of a Virtual CFO: stakeholder engagement
12 January 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Valuable skills of a Virtual CFO: stakeholder engagement

Virtual CFOs possess unique skills that enable them to assist growing businesses in many ways. Here, we...
Business restructuring – why, when and how?
16 December 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

Business restructuring – why, when and how?

This is the first article in a two-part series on business restructuring and explores the why, when...
Tax issues to manage when buying a private business
16 December 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Tax issues to manage when buying a private business

When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck in early 2020, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) ground to a halt....
Five tips for managing your cash flow this Christmas
15 December 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Five tips for managing your cash flow this Christmas

While the Christmas break for many is a time to recover and plan for the new year,...
Victorian Payroll Tax Surcharge Commences 1 January 2022
7 December 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Victorian Payroll Tax Surcharge Commences 1 January 2022

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Payroll Tax Surcharge will commence from 1 January 2022 and is payable...
Discretionary trusts and the Family Court: are your assets protected?
29 November 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Discretionary trusts and the Family Court: are your assets protected?

This article was written with the assistance of Greg Parker, Partner at Swaab Attorneys.  In Australia, it’s...
Canberra to consult on the treatment of corporate trusts under insolvency law
24 November 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Canberra to consult on the treatment of corporate trusts under insolvency law

Australia’s current insolvency law does not clearly address the treatment of corporate trusts which are commonly used...
Discretionary trusts and tax planning: tips and traps
22 November 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

Discretionary trusts and tax planning: tips and traps

Discretionary trusts are a unique and flexible structure that are particularly adapted to family arrangements. As well...
Investing: the many biases that could hamper your success
19 November 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Investing: the many biases that could hamper your success

Investing is a life-long pursuit. It may take on different forms as we move through our lives,...
Trusts 101
18 November 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

Trusts 101

Most private businesses and many family groups have an Australian trust somewhere in their legal structure. While...
Directors beware – or face potential criminal charges and ASIC banning orders
11 November 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Directors beware – or face potential criminal charges and ASIC banning orders

In a strong warning to company directors over the past four weeks, Australia’s corporate watchdog has issued...
Get ready for Single Touch Payroll (STP) 2.0
3 November 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Get ready for Single Touch Payroll (STP) 2.0

Phase two of The ATO’s Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting regime is due to come into effect...
How to attract and retain talent during a labour shortage
27 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

How to attract and retain talent during a labour shortage

Business SA's Quarterly Survey of Business Expectations (SOBE) for the September quarter, prepared in partnership with William...
Is your strategic management report set up for effective decision making?
25 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

Is your strategic management report set up for effective decision making?

Management reports aim to allow users to assess the company’s strategy, identify its strengths and concerns and...
Virtual AGMs are very real
25 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

Virtual AGMs are very real

There was a time when virtual AGMs were technically flawed, impersonal, untrustworthy and just not going to...
Safe harbour review: ARITA’s recommendations
20 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Safe harbour review: ARITA’s recommendations

In response to Treasurer Frydenberg’s announcement in May of the government’s intentions to reform Australia’s insolvency framework...
Take your payroll tax exposure seriously
20 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Take your payroll tax exposure seriously

In recent weeks, we have been contacted by many concerned clients regarding the Thomas Case and the...
Proposed improvements to Australia’s Employee Share Scheme rules
19 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Proposed improvements to Australia’s Employee Share Scheme rules

At its core, employee share schemes (“ESS”) are designed to align the interests of employees with those...
DINs to Burn Illegal Phoenix Activity
17 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

DINs to Burn Illegal Phoenix Activity

What are Director Identification Numbers? The Director Identification Number (DIN) is a 15-digit unique identifier that relevant...
Victoria announces Homebuyer Fund to assist eligible homebuyers purchase property
14 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Victoria announces Homebuyer Fund to assist eligible homebuyers purchase property

Victoria’s State Revenue Office has announced a Homebuyer Fund that enables eligible homebuyers to now receive a...
A rich 125 years of William Buck history
8 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

A rich 125 years of William Buck history

I’ve never attended a 125th birthday before. But this milestone for William Buck was worthy of celebration....
Phasing out of JobSaver and Micro-business grant
6 October 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

Phasing out of JobSaver and Micro-business grant

The NSW Government has announced phasing out of its business support payments as vaccination rates in NSW...
Victorian Business Support Package
5 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 6

Victorian Business Support Package

The Victorian Government has provided further detail on the Business Support Package, including greater clarity around the...
How to best structure your pre-IPO raise – con notes, shares or SAFE notes?
5 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

How to best structure your pre-IPO raise – con notes, shares or SAFE notes?

You’ve progressed your enterprise from startup and angel capital raising rounds and are now ready to consider...
COVID-19 Disaster Payment to be phased out
30 September 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

COVID-19 Disaster Payment to be phased out

The Federal Government has officially announced its plan to transition away from the COVID-19 Disaster Payment as...
The benefits of automation, integration and online payment services
30 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

The benefits of automation, integration and online payment services

A frequent discussion I’m having with clients is how to regain some hours in their day as...
Setting up an online store: why you need a business plan
30 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Setting up an online store: why you need a business plan

This is the first in a two-part series on establishing an e-Commerce business in Australia. The e-commerce...
Financial forecasting 101
27 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Financial forecasting 101

What is financial forecasting? Financial forecasting is the process of estimating the future financial performance of a...
How to sell your business in the most tax effective way
22 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

How to sell your business in the most tax effective way

Selling your business can be a life changing event. Whether you are a small business owner, or...
Going global – structuring your scaleup for international expansion
22 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

Going global – structuring your scaleup for international expansion

Given the sheer size of global markets relative to Australia, international expansion is usually a necessary step...
GP Practice Owners – Why it’s critical to develop a plan for GP Recruitment
20 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

GP Practice Owners – Why it’s critical to develop a plan for GP Recruitment

William Buck acts for many owners of general medical practices across Australia. Consistently, one of the top...
Export insights:  China’s food and beverage market
20 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Export insights: China’s food and beverage market

China’s burgeoning middle-class, together with the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement has created a wealth of opportunities for...
Are you really a temporary tax resident?
20 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Are you really a temporary tax resident?

Click here for simplified Chinese 点击阅读简体中文版 Tax residency has become a hot topic lately, with a suite...
Benefits of Discretionary Family Trusts​
19 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Benefits of Discretionary Family Trusts​

This is a question we get asked often by medical practitioners. Generally they have heard from a...
Does the ATO know about your new car? Extended data-matching powers on lifestyle assets
16 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Does the ATO know about your new car? Extended data-matching powers on lifestyle assets

An extension of the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) data matching program means your yacht, Porsche or Archibald...
Healthcare a leading sector for Australian deal making activity in 2021 – what does this mean for you?
15 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Healthcare a leading sector for Australian deal making activity in 2021 – what does this mean for you?

Healthcare, which is one of a few sectors leading the current resurgence of deal making activity in...
Developing KPIs to solidify the sustainability of your practice
15 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Developing KPIs to solidify the sustainability of your practice

This is the first article in a three-part series on developing and tracking practice performance through Key...
Technology and the future Virtual CFO
13 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Technology and the future Virtual CFO

This article is the second in a series that looks at the VCFO role, how it differs...
William Buck client Tuff Group Holdings to build Australia’s first synthetic turf recycling plant
10 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

William Buck client Tuff Group Holdings to build Australia’s first synthetic turf recycling plant

Tuff Group Holdings (Tuff Group) has received grant funding with the help of William Buck to build...
Tax in a digitised world
23 August 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

Tax in a digitised world

Tax is an ancient beast trying to deal with a rapidly changing world. It is struggling to...
The new ethical challenges in testing times
23 August 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

The new ethical challenges in testing times

This articles was first published by Praxity on 24 May 2021. As the pandemic wanes, accountants and...
How to detect and prevent employee fraud in the ‘new normal’
23 August 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

How to detect and prevent employee fraud in the ‘new normal’

This article is authored by Cameron Johnstone, Dominic Molluso and Sean Wengel. Employee fraud is all too...
NFP Financial reporting insights | August 2021
18 August 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

NFP Financial reporting insights | August 2021

Transitioning to simplified disclosures The Australian Accounting Standards Board has issued AASB 2021-1 Amendments To Australian Accounting...
NFP ACNC activities | August 2021
18 August 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

NFP ACNC activities | August 2021

Governance standard strengthened  The Federal Government has announced amendments to governance standard three to ensure that Australian...
NFP Governance & Compliance | August 2021
18 August 2021 | Minutes to read: 6

NFP Governance & Compliance | August 2021

New guide on AGMs  New guidance should help organisations navigate uncertainty about holding AGMs and executing electronic...
NSW JobSaver applications now open – further details on how to apply
12 August 2021 | Minutes to read: 14

NSW JobSaver applications now open – further details on how to apply

Latest Updates 20 September | Reconfirm your Eligibility for the JobSaver Scheme fortnightly Service NSW has issued...
Further detail announced on NSW Government’s 2021 COVID-19 Business Grant
12 August 2021 | Minutes to read: 11

Further detail announced on NSW Government’s 2021 COVID-19 Business Grant

Latest Updates 30 August | Decline in turnover test for service entities Service NSW has updated its...
EdTech – grants and support to kickstart your move to China
9 August 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

EdTech – grants and support to kickstart your move to China

This article is part of an ongoing ‘Asia Pacific Insights Series’, co-authored by Vivi Chen, Cica Chen...
2021 COVID-19 Micro-business Grant – businesses can now apply
27 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 11

2021 COVID-19 Micro-business Grant – businesses can now apply

Latest Updates 20 September | Reconfirm your Eligibility for the Micro-business Grant fortnightly Service NSW has issued...
SA COVID relief alert
22 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

SA COVID relief alert

In response to the South Australian 7 day lockdown beginning 21 July 2021, the State Treasurer has...
What is a Virtual CFO and how could they help your business
19 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

What is a Virtual CFO and how could they help your business

With the transition to real time accounting using cloud-based software, an increase in flexible working arrangements and...
Tax planning starts 1 July
19 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Tax planning starts 1 July

“Year-end tax planning” – you hear it so many times that you’d think the two were synonymous....
Business finance: your best options and tips to make them work for you
19 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Business finance: your best options and tips to make them work for you

Cash is king and funding is the fuel on which a business runs. With the uncertainty caused...
Dangers of delaying the inevitable in business
18 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Dangers of delaying the inevitable in business

COVID-19 has thrown a spanner in the works of succession plans for many Australian businesses. Uncertainty around...
Additional COVID-19 support announced for individuals across NSW
14 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Additional COVID-19 support announced for individuals across NSW

Scott Morrison and Gladys Berejiklian have announced a raft of new support measures for the state of...
Increased COVID-19 relief and grants announced for NSW businesses
13 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

Increased COVID-19 relief and grants announced for NSW businesses

Scott Morrison, Gladys Berejiklian and Dominic Perrottet have jointly announced a raft of new support measures for...
Super changes from 1 July 2021: new laws and increased thresholds
13 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Super changes from 1 July 2021: new laws and increased thresholds

From 1 July 2021, a raft of new superannuation laws were introduced including changes to key superannuation...
NSW Government’s 2021 COVID-19 Support Package announced
13 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

NSW Government’s 2021 COVID-19 Support Package announced

The NSW Government has announced a number of support measures to assist businesses in NSW affected by...
Home office expenses | Junior Doctors
12 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 6

Home office expenses | Junior Doctors

It’s time to take an in-depth look at tax deduction opportunities you may be missing – home...
Tax basics for junior doctors
12 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Tax basics for junior doctors

Have you been confused by how the taxation system works in Australia? In this article, we are...
The ins and outs of tax returns
8 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

The ins and outs of tax returns

Each year, you are required to lodge your tax return with the ATO either by yourself or...
HELP debt explained
8 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

HELP debt explained

As junior doctors, most of you would have used a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan to...
Child Care Subsidy – How much am I entitled to?
8 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Child Care Subsidy – How much am I entitled to?

Returning to work when raising a child can be a challenging time.  Here, we help demystify when...
Risks for Australian EdTech exports to China and how to overcome them
2 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Risks for Australian EdTech exports to China and how to overcome them

This article is part of an ongoing ‘Asia Pacific Insights Series’, co-authored by Vivi Chen, Cica Chen...
New R&DTI claims portal and application form – Here’s what you need to know
28 June 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

New R&DTI claims portal and application form – Here’s what you need to know

All R&D Applications for the year ending 30 June 2021 (FY21) and beyond will need to be...
Tips for preparing your tax information if you’ve been working in the Gig Economy
21 June 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Tips for preparing your tax information if you’ve been working in the Gig Economy

Events of the last 12 months have seen many people change the way they work, with some...
Digital Transformation | 2021/22 Budget: What’s in it for my Australian Small Business?
21 June 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Digital Transformation | 2021/22 Budget: What’s in it for my Australian Small Business?

With over $1 billion allocated to its Digital Economy Strategy in the recent Federal Budget announcement, the...
Indonesia’s digital health boom and the opportunities for Australian healthcare providers
17 June 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Indonesia’s digital health boom and the opportunities for Australian healthcare providers

This article is part of an ongoing ‘Asia Pacific Insights Series’, co-authored by Elvina Tio, Sandy Lam...
Do employee share schemes work for private businesses?
16 June 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Do employee share schemes work for private businesses?

Employee share schemes (ESS) are a great concept. They aim to align the interests of employees with...
New Director Identification Numbers to tackle illegal phoenixing
16 June 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

New Director Identification Numbers to tackle illegal phoenixing

All directors of Australian companies will be required, by 30 November 2022, to obtain a Director Identification...
Year-end strategies for reduced tax exposure and ongoing wealth accumulation
16 June 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Year-end strategies for reduced tax exposure and ongoing wealth accumulation

Financial year end can be daunting, but rather than approaching it with disdain and visions of sky-high...
What’s ahead for China-Australia relations – The export opportunities for Australia businesses
9 June 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

What’s ahead for China-Australia relations – The export opportunities for Australia businesses

This article is part of an ongoing ‘Asia Pacific Insights Series’, co-authored by Spring Wu, Julie Hong,...
Victorian Government ‘Circuit Breaker’ Lockdown Business Assistance package
1 June 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

Victorian Government ‘Circuit Breaker’ Lockdown Business Assistance package

Victoria has announced a new $250.7 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package to assist 90,000 businesses affected by the seven-day circuit breaker...
The purpose of an audit: an explanation for those that require, or should seek, an audit
1 June 2021 | Minutes to read: 7

The purpose of an audit: an explanation for those that require, or should seek, an audit

This article will explain why organisations require audits, identify the legislation that enacts those audits, and detail...
SPFR Preparers: a plain language guide for what to expect under the new general-purpose financial reporting regime
1 June 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

SPFR Preparers: a plain language guide for what to expect under the new general-purpose financial reporting regime

Dear Special Purpose Financial Report Preparers – let me call you SPFRPs for short – it will...
Removal of Special Purpose Financial Statements for certain For-Profit entities
1 June 2021 | Minutes to read: 6

Removal of Special Purpose Financial Statements for certain For-Profit entities

In March 2020, the Australian Accounting Standards Board approved the issue of AASB 2020-2 Removal of Special Purpose Financial...
2021 year-end tax planning tips for medical specialists
31 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

2021 year-end tax planning tips for medical specialists

It is hard to believe that we are in June already, and with only four weeks until...
Federal Budget explained for medical specialists
28 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Federal Budget explained for medical specialists

This article was first published on the LinkedIn Business Page of The Professional Medical Practice on the...
China’s growing EdTech market and opportunities for Australian tech exports
28 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

China’s growing EdTech market and opportunities for Australian tech exports

This article is part of an ongoing ‘Asia Pacific Insights Series’, co-authored by Vivi Chen, Cica Chen...
Not-for-profits entities and Australian charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
27 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Not-for-profits entities and Australian charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

What is a not-for-profits entity? A not-for-profit entity, as its name suggests, is an organisation that does...
Return to normal, or thrive in COVID normal?
27 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Return to normal, or thrive in COVID normal?

This article was originally published by AMTIL on the AMTIL website on 20 May 2021. There is...
Recent changes to legislation that will impact your 2021 tax planning
25 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Recent changes to legislation that will impact your 2021 tax planning

It’s nearly the end of the financial year which means it’s time for businesses to prepare their...
Top 5 Superannuation Changes from 2021-22 Federal Budget Update
25 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Top 5 Superannuation Changes from 2021-22 Federal Budget Update

This is a White Paper published by the SMSF Association As expected, this year’s Federal Budget has...
Further changes to Income Protection policies effective 1 October
25 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Further changes to Income Protection policies effective 1 October

We recently communicated the upcoming changes to Income Protection proposed to take effect on 1 October 2021....
Governance & Compliance | May 2021
20 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Governance & Compliance | May 2021

Breakthru back-pays more than $2.7m   Disability services provider Breakthru Ltd is back-paying employees more than $2.7 million...
NFP ACNC activities | May 2021
20 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

NFP ACNC activities | May 2021

ACNC releases new best-practice disclosures guide  ACNC’s new best-practice guide for charities reporting on government revenue they...
NFP Financial reporting insights | May 2021
20 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

NFP Financial reporting insights | May 2021

Increasing financial reporting thresholds for ACNC-registered charities The Council on Federal Financial Relations has asked that a framework...
Federal support for Australian innovation
20 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Federal support for Australian innovation

With the 2021-2022 Federal Budget announced, companies involved in driving Australia’s innovation can start planning their future...
Managing aggressive patients – an employer’s moral and legal duty to their staff
18 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Managing aggressive patients – an employer’s moral and legal duty to their staff

It is well documented that the Australian healthcare industry is not only the largest industry in Australia...
How does the 2021-22 Federal Budget support Victoria’s tech industry?
17 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

How does the 2021-22 Federal Budget support Victoria’s tech industry?

William Buck’s dedicated technology specialists have summarised the key items for Victorian Technology businesses in this year’s...
A practical guide to what the tech sector should do next after a B-budget
12 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

A practical guide to what the tech sector should do next after a B-budget

This article was first published by StartUp Daily on 12 May 2021. Now that the dust is...
Revisiting your risk profile
11 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Revisiting your risk profile

It’s time – whether you’re just starting to build your portfolio or a sophisticated investor with extensive...
Federal Budget 2021-22 | Key policies at a glance
11 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Federal Budget 2021-22 | Key policies at a glance

The 2021-22 Federal Budget has a focus on fiscal stimulus measures rather than austerity. In particular the...
Federal Budget 2021-22 | 5 take-outs for SMEs
10 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Federal Budget 2021-22 | 5 take-outs for SMEs

1. Invest in capital assets Look at your planned capital expenditure. If your business needs to buy...
“Expect carnage” – new reporting requirements could cause mass exodus of AFSL licensees
7 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

“Expect carnage” – new reporting requirements could cause mass exodus of AFSL licensees

Commentary from Nicholas Benbow, Director Audit and Assurance at William Buck Accountants and Advisors AFSL licensees will...