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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...
Personal Services Income: the fact from the fiction
18 November 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Personal Services Income: the fact from the fiction

As a business advisor that works closely with medical professionals, I’m privy to some common misconceptions about...
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...
Are you ready to apply for your Director Identification Number?
2 November 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Are you ready to apply for your Director Identification Number?

From 1 November 2021, all directors of registered bodies are required to obtain a Director Identification Number...
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...
Managing aggressive patients – an employer’s moral and legal duty to their staff
20 September 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...
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...
Changes to the Export Market Development Grant
8 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Changes to the Export Market Development Grant

Applications have now opened for AusTrade’s revamped Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme. From 1 July 2021,...
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...
Accounting and tax considerations of biotech & pharma companies conducting clinical trials in Australia
27 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 7

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

This article is authored by Jack Qi, Rita Choueiri, Alex Zinzopoulos and Catherine Abbott. Australia is a...
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...
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...
How to maximise the value of your Tech exit
7 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

How to maximise the value of your Tech exit

Founders spend years growing their business and building something of value. When the time comes for an...
New reporting requirements likely to precipitate a major exodus of AFSL licensees
28 April 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

New reporting requirements likely to precipitate a major exodus of AFSL licensees

A lot has been made about the impact of the change in Australian company reporting requirements. This...
Year-End Tax Time: the do’s and dont’s that will maximise your after-tax position
27 April 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Year-End Tax Time: the do’s and dont’s that will maximise your after-tax position

Preparing for tax time can be daunting – especially as a small business owner when it adds to your...
Revenue multiples for Aus tech companies 25% higher than US – can valuations hold?
26 April 2021 | Minutes to read: 6

Revenue multiples for Aus tech companies 25% higher than US – can valuations hold?

There has been much discussion recently around whether we are in another tech “bubble”. Unlike traditional businesses,...
Cybersecurity for SMEs
23 April 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

Cybersecurity for SMEs

Cybersecurity has become a hot topic in recent times following some high profile cyber-attacks with major economic...
Digital Estate planning
23 April 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Digital Estate planning

While not a lawyer, I still see the importance of educating my clients about estate planning as...
2021 China outlook: business and economic recovery
21 April 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

2021 China outlook: business and economic recovery

As economies begin to recover, we take a look at China’s activity and the big winners of...
What’s more dangerous: Diversification or Concentration and does it really matter?
11 April 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

What’s more dangerous: Diversification or Concentration and does it really matter?

Diversification is highly regarded but just how important is it when investing? While diversifying investments can reduce...
Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant – Recycling and Clean Energy
8 April 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant – Recycling and Clean Energy

What is it? If you are undertaking a project to develop and commercialise new or improved products...
Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant – Defence
8 April 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant – Defence

What is it? If you are undertaking a project to develop and commercialise new or improved products...
Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant – Food and Beverage
8 April 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant – Food and Beverage

What is it? If you are undertaking a project to develop and commercialise new or improved products...
How to structure the purchase of investment property
30 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

How to structure the purchase of investment property

When purchasing an investment property, or any investment asset for that matter, you should consider whether you...
Airbnb – Tax implications of renting out your property
30 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Airbnb – Tax implications of renting out your property

The popularity of online accommodation booking websites has been exponential, especially in light of the restricted overseas...
Practical Compliance Guideline 2021/D2 – the allocation of professional firm profits
26 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Practical Compliance Guideline 2021/D2 – the allocation of professional firm profits

The long-awaited update from the ATO on the allocation of profits for professionals has now been released...
R&D and EOFY
26 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

R&D and EOFY

With EOFY just around the corner, we’ve outlined simple steps business owners can take before year-end to...
Has your FBT exposure been impacted by COVID-19?
24 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Has your FBT exposure been impacted by COVID-19?

Dealing with Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) issues can be complicated at the best of times, however the...
The Corporate ‘Sell Out’?
23 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

The Corporate ‘Sell Out’?

A number of our larger medical client groups have recently been approached by “large corporates” and/or Private...
SME Recovery Loan Scheme expanded
23 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

SME Recovery Loan Scheme expanded

Latest Update 25 August | Federal Government has removed the requirement for SME’s to have received JobKeeper...
Long service leave obligations and COVID-19 – are you compliant? (NSW)
23 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Long service leave obligations and COVID-19 – are you compliant? (NSW)

On 25 March 2020 temporary laws came into effect to create greater flexibility for employers and workers...
SME success strategies in the wake of a pandemic
22 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

SME success strategies in the wake of a pandemic

This article was first published by Inside Small Business on March 21. As Australia recovers from the...
What makes a Family Office investor different?
19 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

What makes a Family Office investor different?

Successful investors will often think and behave differently to most. This is particularly true when it comes...
Startup finance: Six tips to get it right
19 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Startup finance: Six tips to get it right

For your startup to succeed, robust financial management is needed to help you clearly pinpoint how much...
Are you subject to the new Car Parking FBT changes?
17 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Are you subject to the new Car Parking FBT changes?

As we edge closer to the end of the 2021 Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year on 31...
Sweeping reforms to Income Protection policies, effective October
17 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Sweeping reforms to Income Protection policies, effective October

Income protection or salary continuance is a type of insurance policy that can provide coverage of up...
Cryptocurrency – be aware of your tax obligations
5 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

Cryptocurrency – be aware of your tax obligations

Cryptocurrency became part of our reality around 12 years ago and one of the main benefits of...
Governments grants and incentives – what’s on offer?
18 February 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Governments grants and incentives – what’s on offer?

Grant funding is an excellent source of government support to help our clients get ahead, stay competitive,...
Unlocking finance support for growers and farmers
15 February 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Unlocking finance support for growers and farmers

A year ago, the South Australian agri-sector was facing hot, dry and damaging conditions. Now, it’s managing...
ASIC bans send warning to directors
10 February 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

ASIC bans send warning to directors

The first few weeks of February 2021 saw the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) disqualify three...
Conference, seminar and self – education expenses simplified
5 February 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Conference, seminar and self – education expenses simplified

Have you ever wondered whether the costs of conferences, seminars, and efforts at self-education are deductible? And...
ATO Data Matching
5 February 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

ATO Data Matching

The Australian Tax Office is expanding its wings by beginning the process of collecting more data and...
Are you eligible for the new Business Events Grant?
3 February 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

Are you eligible for the new Business Events Grant?

Eligible businesses can receive $10,000 in funding per application, up to a maximum of $250,000, as part...
Are you considering any growth or restructuring opportunities for your business? Are you looking to transform your business?
31 January 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

Are you considering any growth or restructuring opportunities for your business? Are you looking to transform your business?

If so, you may want to consider engaging William Buck to assist now. There is currently a...
NFP ACNC Activities | January 2021
28 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

NFP ACNC Activities | January 2021

ACNC reports more than $195 million in revenue errors in 2018 The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission...
NFP Financial Reporting | January 2021
28 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

NFP Financial Reporting | January 2021

New SPFS disclosures take effect Under AASB 2019-4 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Disclosure in Special Purpose Financial...
NFP Governance and Compliance | January 2021
28 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 6

NFP Governance and Compliance | January 2021

Targeted funding critical for NFPs' survival The Australian Institute of Company Directors annual NFP Governance and Performance Studyreveals...
Family Office approach to investing
28 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Family Office approach to investing

Every investor wants to build wealth in some form or another. It’s the approach and process that...
Top 10 actions to make your marketing data-driven
27 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Top 10 actions to make your marketing data-driven

Personalise Your campaigns Big data and innovative analytics tools enable businesses to create highly targeted campaigns with...
How to supercharge your marketing with data
27 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

How to supercharge your marketing with data

In this day and age, there’s no excuse for not knowing what your customers want. Gone are...
The importance of internal controls
21 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

The importance of internal controls

What are internal controls? The easiest way to understand internal controls is to start by thinking about...
Philanthropy with impact
21 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Philanthropy with impact

Philanthropy can be approached from all sorts of angles. Traditional approaches involve donating money to a chosen...
A nice combination: simplifying the financial reporting process for IPO
20 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

A nice combination: simplifying the financial reporting process for IPO

It’s obvious…and it isn’t… You have built your business, firstly through bootstrapping it in its start-up phase...
Remotely happy | Building confidence and trust from a distance
19 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

Remotely happy | Building confidence and trust from a distance

Do you trust your employees to work well from home? Trust is more important than ever as...
New process gives struggling business’s a chance at survival
19 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

New process gives struggling business’s a chance at survival

Reforms to Australia’s insolvency framework have now taken effect for eligible businesses with liabilities of less than...
Creating value through digital transformation
19 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Creating value through digital transformation

Now is the perfect time for companies to truly commit to digital transformation. Businesses are continually facing...
Federal and Victorian state support for Australian Manufacturing
14 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 6

Federal and Victorian state support for Australian Manufacturing

Over the last 8-10 months, COVID-19 has crippled global supply chains, and while Australia is finally heading...
Assess your eligibility for the JobKeeper 2.0 payment scheme
13 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Assess your eligibility for the JobKeeper 2.0 payment scheme

The start of the new year brought with it the second JobKeeper extension (the first having ended...
Accounting New Year’s Resolutions for 2021
13 January 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Accounting New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be making New Year’s resolutions. Often personal New...
Securing your family business longevity and legacy
6 December 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Securing your family business longevity and legacy

One of the greatest business challenges for patriarchs and matriarchs is planning the transition of their family businesses to...
Marketing basics – A guide for beginners
3 December 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Marketing basics – A guide for beginners

So you started your business and now you need to let people know you exist, and that...
Deconstructing the future of the Digital Economy: The Series
3 December 2020 | Minutes to read: 6

Deconstructing the future of the Digital Economy: The Series

It’s reassuring to hear the Prime Minister’s words recently that “Australian Digital Economy is crucial to jobs...
Are we really “all in this together”? – Victorian State versus Federal Budget agendas
29 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Are we really “all in this together”? – Victorian State versus Federal Budget agendas

Shortly after the October Federal Budget was handed down, I wrote an article in which I asked...
The Victorian Budget – What it means for startup and tech companies
27 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

The Victorian Budget – What it means for startup and tech companies

As the Victorian state endeavours to get people back to work to combat the government’s COVID-19 induced...
How to invest during COVID-19
26 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

How to invest during COVID-19

During these uncertain times, it’s normal to feel nervous about your investments. However, it’s crucial during a...
Tax timing considerations for cashflow for a new business venture
25 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Tax timing considerations for cashflow for a new business venture

One of the biggest changes in mindset when setting up a new business is that you are...
Why Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning is imperative
24 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Why Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning is imperative

What is it all about? Disasters occur every so often and take us by surprise. It’s during...
Federal Budget 2020-21 & The Digital Economy
24 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Federal Budget 2020-21 & The Digital Economy

Australian businesses have had to shift their mindsets and quickly adapt to changing circumstances as a result...
Why you should consider buying another business during the COVID-era
24 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Why you should consider buying another business during the COVID-era

Why would you buy another business, let alone now? While the pandemic has brought about significant changes...
Will Hong Kong be caught in the crossfire of trade wars?
23 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Will Hong Kong be caught in the crossfire of trade wars?

I recently listened to Praxity’s latest podcast episode on the effects of COVID-19 on China. It was...
Take advantage of grants, subsidies and support
20 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Take advantage of grants, subsidies and support

With so many grants up for grabs, you may not even realise that you’re eligible to apply....
NSW Budget 2020-21 | Key Highlights
17 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

NSW Budget 2020-21 | Key Highlights

Today, the Treasurer of NSW the Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP, released NSW’s much anticipated state budget for...
Telehealth and the new normal
10 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Telehealth and the new normal

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian Government made temporary telehealth items available through Medicare to...
Investing in a family trust or superannuation
9 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Investing in a family trust or superannuation

The decision to invest using a family trust or superannuation depends on an individual's circumstances and should...
Successful Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF) Grant Application
5 November 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

Successful Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF) Grant Application

The client The company is a global market leader in battery powered end-to-end industrial sensors and IOT...
Manufacturing Modernisation Fund  – Are you ready for the next funding round?
5 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund – Are you ready for the next funding round?

What is it? The Australian government recently announced its new Modern Manufacturing Strategy, which will involve a...
What deductions can I claim against my investment property?
4 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

What deductions can I claim against my investment property?

Are you confused by the tax implications of expenses incurred on your investment property? Keep reading, as...
Superannuation contribution basics
4 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Superannuation contribution basics

Do you tend not to think too much about superannuation because you are still young? Keeping an...
Investing in shares 101
4 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Investing in shares 101

Investing in shares is one of the most popular ways to invest, especially for the younger workforce...
Taking advantage of tax-deductible catch-up payments to super
4 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Taking advantage of tax-deductible catch-up payments to super

If you have not made use of the full $25,000 concessional (before tax) superannuation contribution cap, then...
NFP Governments | November
3 November 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

NFP Governments | November

Fundraising reforms to aid Vic charities The Victorian government has passed Consumer Legislation Amendment Act 2019, which...
NFP Financial Reporting | November
3 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

NFP Financial Reporting | November

Wage underpayment FAQs Wages underpayment has become a pressing issue in the Australian economy.  Several large businesses...
NFP ACNC Activities | November
3 November 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

NFP ACNC Activities | November

ACNC focuses on DGR reforms Reviewing deductible-gift-recipient reforms is a notable focus of the ACNC’s 2020-21 corporate...
NFP governance | November
3 November 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

NFP governance | November

COVID-governance report released The Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia have released...
Governance Best Practice: Investment approaches for Australian charitable trusts
30 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Governance Best Practice: Investment approaches for Australian charitable trusts

The best performing for-purpose Boards and Investment Committees (ICs) recognise their primary role is one of governance,...
Is your tech Start-up geared for the employee vs. contractor test in a new work-from-home world?
29 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Is your tech Start-up geared for the employee vs. contractor test in a new work-from-home world?

At William Buck we see plenty of exciting new tech enterprises with a product morphing from idea,...
What are the benefits and costs of establishing a Family Office?
29 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

What are the benefits and costs of establishing a Family Office?

When making any significant financial decision in life it pays to undertake a detailed benefits and cost...
What is a Family Office and what does it do?
29 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

What is a Family Office and what does it do?

Traditionally, when we think of a Family Office, powerhouse business names like Rockefeller or Rothschild come to...
The financial mistakes health professionals make early in their career
28 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

The financial mistakes health professionals make early in their career

As advisors to a significant number of medical professionals, we often see these professionals make less than...
How might e-commerce businesses be impacted by GST
20 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

How might e-commerce businesses be impacted by GST

While there are many more interesting and fun aspects to consider when setting up an e-commerce business...
What does the increase in the super contribution age mean for me?
16 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

What does the increase in the super contribution age mean for me?

The Federal Budget for 2020/21, delivered on 6 October 2020 included surprisingly few changes regarding superannuation. Probably...
Six ways to make yourself a VC magnet
15 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Six ways to make yourself a VC magnet

1 Demonstrate your laser focus Be more than a big idea. Show a disciplined approach to every...
How will the Federal Budget support Victoria’s technology industry?
13 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

How will the Federal Budget support Victoria’s technology industry?

Victoria’s technology and startup businesses play a key part in both the State and Federal economy. Victoria...
Will we really be “all in this together”? – State versus Federal Budget agendas
13 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Will we really be “all in this together”? – State versus Federal Budget agendas

On Tuesday 6 October, the Federal Government handed down one of the most eagerly anticipated budgets in...
2020-21 Budget update – How it affects medical practices and practitioners
12 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

2020-21 Budget update – How it affects medical practices and practitioners

On 6 October 2020 the Federal Budget was handed down and there were no real surprises either...
97% of tax revenue comes from five taxes, let’s talk about the remaining 3%
8 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

97% of tax revenue comes from five taxes, let’s talk about the remaining 3%

In Australia, five taxes make up 97% of our tax revenue, so what are these five and...
Federal Budget 2020: five key focuses for SME business
6 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Federal Budget 2020: five key focuses for SME business

Last night, the Federal Government announced more than $30 billion in tax cuts for business as part...
The Secret Seven – business basics that have stood the test of time
30 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

The Secret Seven – business basics that have stood the test of time

What does the ‘new normal’ mean for businesses operating in the digital realm? These tumultuous times have...
Further taxation challenges for the e-commerce industry
29 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 6

Further taxation challenges for the e-commerce industry

E-commerce is uncontestably a growing business model  which enables businesses to deal across borders. Most international business...
E-business residency: an Australian tax perspective
29 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

E-business residency: an Australian tax perspective

As the internet is global, businesses using it will typically become involved in international transactions and the...
Using offshore entities to avoid interest withholding tax
29 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Using offshore entities to avoid interest withholding tax

The ATO is concerned with  arrangements using offshore related entities to facilitate the avoidance of interest withholding...
Re-appraising risk appetite, management and governance structures in the manufacturing sector in Australia
25 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

Re-appraising risk appetite, management and governance structures in the manufacturing sector in Australia

Heraclitus of Ephesus was an Ancient Greek, born in 535 BC; he was an influencer of Plato...
Canberra announces huge reforms to insolvency laws – here’s what we expect
24 September 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

Canberra announces huge reforms to insolvency laws – here’s what we expect

Canberra has announced the most significant reforms to insolvency laws in decades, applicable for companies with debts...
Position your mid-market business to thrive post Covid-19
24 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Position your mid-market business to thrive post Covid-19

A healthy and vibrant SME sector is vital to Australia’s economy, political system and culture. Yet, COVID-19...
The advantages of outsourcing parts of your business
24 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

The advantages of outsourcing parts of your business

The global outsourcing industry has grown exponentially over the years but continues to have a variable reputation....
Related Party Interest Free Loans
23 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Related Party Interest Free Loans

Now that the ATO’s updated views in respect of interest free loans have been published (even if...
Treatment of light meals provided to doctors
22 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Treatment of light meals provided to doctors

A question we are often asked by junior doctors is whether meals provided by their medical practice...
Work related clothing, laundry and dry cleaning expenses
22 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Work related clothing, laundry and dry cleaning expenses

You may be entitled to claim deductions in relation to expenses you incur as an employee purchasing,...
Can I claim my travel costs when attending job interviews?
22 September 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

Can I claim my travel costs when attending job interviews?

It is common for individuals to incur expenses while looking for a new job and attending interviews,...
Business Support Fund – Third Round now open for applications
22 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Business Support Fund – Third Round now open for applications

Further to our update last week, the third round of the Victorian State Government - Business Support...
Update on payroll tax relief measures
15 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Update on payroll tax relief measures

A number of payroll tax relief measures have been introduced and amended to alleviate the impacts of...
NSW duty and land tax surcharge changes – take action before December 2020
15 September 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

NSW duty and land tax surcharge changes – take action before December 2020

If you’ve acquired residential property or are looking to acquire residential property through a discretionary trust, you...
New business support packages
15 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

New business support packages

On 13 and 14 September 2020 the Victorian Government announced a range of new measures to support...
Dr Insights – Secrets to a successful medical practice
15 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Dr Insights – Secrets to a successful medical practice

COVID-19 has been a challenging time for everyone, particularly business owners, including those who are trying to...
When it comes time to think about selling your practice
14 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

When it comes time to think about selling your practice

It can be hard to know when to sell your practice. There may never actually be a...
Medicare audits and the implications for Doctors
14 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Medicare audits and the implications for Doctors

Over the last three years, there’s been a large increase in the number of medical practitioners subjected...
Top tips on strategic planning during an economic downturn
14 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

Top tips on strategic planning during an economic downturn

2020 hasn’t gone to plan, but it’s not too late to revisit that plan, adapt it to...
Know your cashflow
14 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Know your cashflow

I have been a financial consultant to businesses for many years and it always surprises me how...
Victoria offers further relief to car park owners and landlords with vacant property
11 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Victoria offers further relief to car park owners and landlords with vacant property

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has announced yesterday further assistance for Victorian landlords who are struggling with Victoria’s...
Federal Government Economic and Fiscal Update
10 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Federal Government Economic and Fiscal Update

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Senator and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann today announced some unsurprising numbers as part...
Why every startup needs to get the accounting basics right
3 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Why every startup needs to get the accounting basics right

The success of every business is based on the bottom line and startups are no exception. Your...
Government’s proposed R&D changes – key points to cut through the noise
27 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Government’s proposed R&D changes – key points to cut through the noise

Earlier this week, the Senate inquiry’s report into the Government’s proposed cuts to the R&D tax incentive...
Outsourcing R&D Tax Incentive assistance to ensure your claim is eligible
26 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Outsourcing R&D Tax Incentive assistance to ensure your claim is eligible

Many R&D Tax Incentive (RDTI) claimants are surprised to discover that successfully registering an R&D claim doesn’t...
Accounting in the age of Technology – Lessons from the past
24 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Accounting in the age of Technology – Lessons from the past

A fundamental driver for any business is the need to have accurate, timely and relevant information to...
Lessons from an income break and how to safeguard cashflow during a downturn
24 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Lessons from an income break and how to safeguard cashflow during a downturn

Doctors and practices nationwide are suffering a variation in revenue due to a fall in the number...
Victoria announces extension on eviction ban and suspension of rental increases
21 August 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

Victoria announces extension on eviction ban and suspension of rental increases

The Victorian Government has announced an extension on both the moratorium of evictions and suspension of rental...
Learning from lockdown: what can your company do better?
20 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

Learning from lockdown: what can your company do better?

This article was first published by Praxity Global Alliance on the 8 August 2020 As organisations seek...
Jobkeeper Payment eligibility changed – Take action now
19 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Jobkeeper Payment eligibility changed – Take action now

If your business is accessing the JobKeeper Payments system, the rules around which employees are eligible have...
NFP ACNC Activities | August
17 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

NFP ACNC Activities | August

Release of The Australian Charities Report 2018 Australian charities’ revenue grew by more than 6 per cent...
NFP Governance | August
17 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

NFP Governance | August

ATO helps NFPs to comply The Australian Taxation Office has compiled a list of online resources that...
NFP Financial reporting insights | August
17 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

NFP Financial reporting insights | August

Removal of special purpose financial statements for certain for-profit entities In March 2020 the AASB approved the...
NFP COVID-19 | August
17 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

NFP COVID-19 | August

ACNC | COVID19 website resource The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has recognised that a charity’s usual...
5% of ASX-listed companies delisted in 2019-20
4 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

5% of ASX-listed companies delisted in 2019-20

The clampdown on reverse listings and de-listings of long-suspended companies bites listed ASX shells for the year...
Victoria announces Stage 4 restrictions
4 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Victoria announces Stage 4 restrictions

On 2 August 2020 Victorian Premier Dan Andrews announced a state of disaster for Victoria along with...
Why hiring a virtual CFO can be a game-changer
24 July 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Why hiring a virtual CFO can be a game-changer

Given the time pressures of running a business, many startups and even SME’s, can only devote a...
9 common accounting mistakes of fast-growing startups – and how to avoid them
22 July 2020 | Minutes to read: 6

9 common accounting mistakes of fast-growing startups – and how to avoid them

Many startup founders become engrossed in their work and overlook the importance of prioritising their accounting processes....
M&A Valuations – Understanding the “Next Normal”
22 July 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

M&A Valuations – Understanding the “Next Normal”

We’ve heard it time and time again over the last few months, the world is entering a...
ATO focuses in on private company tax issues
22 July 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

ATO focuses in on private company tax issues

Larger private groups are about to come under even more scrutiny from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)....
The importance of developing a framework for digital innovation and transformation measures
6 July 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

The importance of developing a framework for digital innovation and transformation measures

Innovation and transformation have become ‘common place’ words and for many businesses, they’re  interchangeable. Transforming a business...
Take advantage of grants, subsidies and support
25 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Take advantage of grants, subsidies and support

With so many grants up for grabs, you may not even realise that you’re eligible to apply....
Digital Transformation – What to consider
24 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Digital Transformation – What to consider

For those following at home, you would know that my passion is helping clients achieve their goals....
Accessing the second Cashflow Boost
24 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Accessing the second Cashflow Boost

It feels like only yesterday we were discussing the initial stimulus package from the Federal Government and...
Forecasting with a digital edge in digital age: A focus on algorithms and automation
24 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

Forecasting with a digital edge in digital age: A focus on algorithms and automation

Our digital hub followers would already be aware of my devoted passion for Big Data analytics and...
The importance of cash flow forecasting and ‘how to’ during COVID19 | Part 2
23 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

The importance of cash flow forecasting and ‘how to’ during COVID19 | Part 2

In this two-part series, William Buck Manager Business Advisory, Eric Flammang, provides his recommendations for monitoring and...
The importance of cash flow forecasting and ‘how to’ during COVID19 | Part 1
23 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

The importance of cash flow forecasting and ‘how to’ during COVID19 | Part 1

In this two-part series, William Buck Manager Business Advisory, Eric Flammang provides his recommendations for monitoring and...
International tax in the time of COVID-19
19 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

International tax in the time of COVID-19

William Buck Tax Services Director Sharon Grice answers some questions commonly asked by her clients regarding international...
The journey of a tech company to IPO – June 2020
19 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 6

The journey of a tech company to IPO – June 2020

Is an Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) right for you? Assessing if an IPO is right for your...
Adversity Drives Innovation
12 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Adversity Drives Innovation

A reflection on the Biotech Industry’s response to COVID-19 This month, the annual Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)...
William Buck Restructuring & Insolvency completes sale of MyHouse retail business
10 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

William Buck Restructuring & Insolvency completes sale of MyHouse retail business

Michael Brereton and Sean Wengel, the administrators of MyHouse, have successfully completed the sale of the MyHouse...
How a Disaster Recovery Plan can help you adapt quicker
10 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

How a Disaster Recovery Plan can help you adapt quicker

The ability to return to ‘business as usual’ will be influenced by a number of factors including...
Significant Super SA Triple S Tax Saving Strategies
9 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Significant Super SA Triple S Tax Saving Strategies

Super SA Triple S is the compulsory superannuation fund for many South Australian Government employees including health...
Scenario Planning – the COVID-19 Wake Up Call
3 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Scenario Planning – the COVID-19 Wake Up Call

Many business owners are struggling with the effects the ‘invisible enemy’ is having on their enterprise. Those...
Is it time for a financial swab test?
2 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Is it time for a financial swab test?

For many doctors, the thought of a health check of their practice and personal wealth can feel...
Tips to advance your financial position during COVID-19
2 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Tips to advance your financial position during COVID-19

In this time of uncertainty, many practitioners will be wondering how they can manage their finances to...
Rebuilding your practice post COVID-19
2 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Rebuilding your practice post COVID-19

Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown that 49% of all Australian businesses have...
What does the Rental Code mean for doctors
2 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

What does the Rental Code mean for doctors

The Code On 7 April 2020, the Federal Government announced a mandatory National Code of Conduct on...
30 June deadline remains for foreign residents to apply for the CGT main residence exemption
2 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

30 June deadline remains for foreign residents to apply for the CGT main residence exemption

Chinese translation available here. With EOFY tax deadlines looming and businesses preparing their routine reporting, it’s important...
Reskill & upskill – is your workforce ready for post COVID-19?
2 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Reskill & upskill – is your workforce ready for post COVID-19?

The issue of ‘skills gap’ is not a new one for many industries. In light of the...
Employee leave entitlements – what’s different during COVID-19? Check now and save time later.
1 June 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

Employee leave entitlements – what’s different during COVID-19? Check now and save time later.

As temporary measures were introduced and the Fair Work Act amended, employers were required to quickly make...
What can startups expect with venture capital (VC) funding?
1 June 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

What can startups expect with venture capital (VC) funding?

Should we look to China for hints as to what will happen with global VC? For our...
How manufacturers are pivoting in the ‘new normal’
22 May 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

How manufacturers are pivoting in the ‘new normal’

While most businesses are focused on how they can keep the lights on, a few sectors such...
Not-for-Profit Boards – It’s time to rethink your model!
14 May 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Not-for-Profit Boards – It’s time to rethink your model!

Thought leadership The best performing Boards and Investment Committees (ICs) recognise their primary role is one of...
Victoria passes COVID-19 land tax relief and commercial tenancy obligations
12 May 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Victoria passes COVID-19 land tax relief and commercial tenancy obligations

On 1 May 2020, the Victorian Government passed the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences)...
Venture Capital in the wake of COVID-19
11 May 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Venture Capital in the wake of COVID-19

As Australia begins to re-open in the wake of COVID-19, there’s much speculation about the economic impact...
Early access to superannuation: what are the risks?
11 May 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Early access to superannuation: what are the risks?

We are experiencing challenging times and extreme levels of uncertainty at present and while Canberra’s early release...
Agricultural sector a source of confidence for South Australia in tough times
5 May 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Agricultural sector a source of confidence for South Australia in tough times

For almost 75 years, advisory and accounting firm William Buck has been working with primary producers and...
NFP Financial reporting insights
4 May 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

NFP Financial reporting insights

New SPFS disclosures take effect   Under AASB 2019-4 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Disclosure in Special...
NFP ACNC Activities | May
1 May 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

NFP ACNC Activities | May

Annual information statement extensions  The ACNC commissioner has granted a blanket extension to charities with a 2019...
NFP Governance | May
1 May 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

NFP Governance | May

NFP board remuneration  Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand has released Remunerating Not-for-profit Directors, which covers key...
NFP COVID-19 | May
1 May 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

NFP COVID-19 | May

Institute of Internal Auditors helpful tools The Institute of Internal Auditors helpful tools: Procurement Integrity (Probity) whitepaper...
Medical Industry COVID-19 FAQs
30 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 12

Medical Industry COVID-19 FAQs

Each William Buck office has a dedicated team specialising in the health industry. Working with over 1,600...
JobKeeper Program – Startup-specific issues and FAQ
29 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

JobKeeper Program – Startup-specific issues and FAQ

The JobKeeper program is the cornerstone of the Government’s COVID-19 economic response measures, with an estimated cost...
Everything startups need to know about the JobKeeper ‘alternative test’ to qualify
29 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

Everything startups need to know about the JobKeeper ‘alternative test’ to qualify

The article was first published in Startupdaily on the 28 April 2020. Ever since the Australian Government...
Data Analytics & E-commerce
29 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

Data Analytics & E-commerce

There is no denying e-commerce is transforming the way Australians do business. Many businesses dread the idea...
Cloud Computing & E-commerce
29 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Cloud Computing & E-commerce

It is hard to think of two terms that have been used more frequently in the last...
Digital Readiness – Disruption, Transformation and Extinction
29 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Digital Readiness – Disruption, Transformation and Extinction

The start of a new decade is always a good time to consider how to prepare your...
E-Commerce Contracts: An Australian Tax Perspective
29 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 6

E-Commerce Contracts: An Australian Tax Perspective

This article aims at understanding the application of contract law to Australian e-commerce transactions with a focus...
Can the construction industry drive the economic recovery from COVID-19?
29 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Can the construction industry drive the economic recovery from COVID-19?

The property & construction industry has underpinned Australian economic growth for much of the 2000s. It is...
Federal Court approves William Buck’s application to extend MyHouse convening period
24 April 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

Federal Court approves William Buck’s application to extend MyHouse convening period

William Buck Restructuring & Insolvency have obtained orders from the Federal Court to extend the convening period...
What startups need to do with their finances to survive the coronavirus
23 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

What startups need to do with their finances to survive the coronavirus

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
Support in the eye of the COVID storm
22 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Support in the eye of the COVID storm

This article was first published by Praxity on 9 April 2020 How do you focus on crisis...
Thriving Through Quarantine
22 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Thriving Through Quarantine

As our country locks down and migrates indoors to flatten the curve, our consumer-based economy is suffering....
Choosing the right type of super fund
20 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Choosing the right type of super fund

William Buck’s Wealth Advisory team are often asked by clients what type of super fund is the...
Some considerations for SMSF landlords providing rental relief during COVID-19
19 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Some considerations for SMSF landlords providing rental relief during COVID-19

Recent developments due to COVID-19 have seen an array of rental reductions, waivers, and deferrals offered by...
Which sectors will be hardest hit by COVID-19?
14 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Which sectors will be hardest hit by COVID-19?

COVID-19 has had a significant economic impact, the likes of which have not been witnessed for many...
SA Govt $10,000 Small Business emergency cash grant
10 April 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

SA Govt $10,000 Small Business emergency cash grant

The South Australian grants apply to businesses with a payroll of less than $1.5 million, and not...
FAQs on JobKeeper Payment for Employers
10 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 17

FAQs on JobKeeper Payment for Employers

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
Super Guarantee Amnesty – take action now!
9 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Super Guarantee Amnesty – take action now!

Given the Government’s recent announcement that many employees will be eligible to access up to $20,000 of...
Federal Government releases commercial tenancies code of conduct
9 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Federal Government releases commercial tenancies code of conduct

On Tuesday 7 April, the Federal Government released another announcement in response to COVID-19, the Commercial Tenancies...
The six-month safety net for directors – is it a free pass?
7 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

The six-month safety net for directors – is it a free pass?

As part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, company directors now have a six-month relief from any...
COVID-19 economic response measures and how they will assist SGEs
6 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

COVID-19 economic response measures and how they will assist SGEs

If you are operating a significant global entity (SGE) which is being impacted negatively by the implications...
COVID-19 & Life Insurance – can I claim?
6 April 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

COVID-19 & Life Insurance – can I claim?

Here at William Buck, we’ve received a number of queries from clients asking whether their insurance policies...
COVID-19 | Business hibernation strategies
6 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

COVID-19 | Business hibernation strategies

Businesses around the world are finding themselves in unchartered waters. COVID-19 is having an unprecedented effect on...
NZ Government makes changes to Wage Subsidy scheme to keep workers in jobs
31 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

NZ Government makes changes to Wage Subsidy scheme to keep workers in jobs

Effective 27 March, modifications to the Wage Subsidy Scheme will apply to ensure people don’t lose their...
NZ announces further assistance with wage subsidies, mortgages and business finance
29 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

NZ announces further assistance with wage subsidies, mortgages and business finance

Wage subsidies Following this week’s Government announcement, wage subsidies will now be available for all employers that...
Urgent expressions of interest | MyHouse
24 March 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

Urgent expressions of interest | MyHouse

MyHouse (Aust) Pty Limited (Administrators Appointed) "MyHouse" Michael Brereton and Sean Wengel as administrators of MyHouse seek...
Canberra announces early access to super as part of COVID-19 ‘Safety Net’
23 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Canberra announces early access to super as part of COVID-19 ‘Safety Net’

Canberra has announced changes that have the potential to affect all superannuation fund members as part of...
Victorian Government’s Economic Survival Package – What it means for you
23 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

Victorian Government’s Economic Survival Package – What it means for you

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
No business is immune to COVID-19: practical tips for your business during a global emergency
19 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 6

No business is immune to COVID-19: practical tips for your business during a global emergency

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
How NZ’s COVID-19 stimulus can boost your cash flow and provide necessary relief
19 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

How NZ’s COVID-19 stimulus can boost your cash flow and provide necessary relief

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
New Zealand pledges $8.7b for business assistance
18 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

New Zealand pledges $8.7b for business assistance

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
SMEs need more Government support to survive Coronavirus impact
18 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

SMEs need more Government support to survive Coronavirus impact

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
NSW pledges $1.6b for business assistance
17 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

NSW pledges $1.6b for business assistance

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
COVID-19 and Business | The challenges and opportunities when operating in a pandemic
16 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

COVID-19 and Business | The challenges and opportunities when operating in a pandemic

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
Ultra-high net worth wealth management is a key growth area for William Buck SA
13 March 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

Ultra-high net worth wealth management is a key growth area for William Buck SA

Ultra-high net worth is the fastest growing part of William Buck South Australia’s Wealth Advisory business, according...
Coronavirus Stimulus pledges $8.7bn for business assistance
12 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Coronavirus Stimulus pledges $8.7bn for business assistance

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
Personal Services Income (PSI) – Does it apply to your structure? – Part 1
3 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

Personal Services Income (PSI) – Does it apply to your structure? – Part 1

One of the most common questions we hear is ‘how can I reduce my tax?’. Most people...
Insolvent Trading: the consequences for directors
3 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Insolvent Trading: the consequences for directors

It is widely considered that Australia’s insolvent trading laws are draconian compared to many of our major...
Sharing economy: Tax Risks for Australian short-stay Hosts
3 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Sharing economy: Tax Risks for Australian short-stay Hosts

Over the summer holiday break, you or someone you know may have rented out part of/all their...
Early Stage Innovation Company Tax Incentives – Part II: Common Traps to Avoid
3 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Early Stage Innovation Company Tax Incentives – Part II: Common Traps to Avoid

This article continues our discussion about the Early Stage Innovation Company Tax Incentives. You can read Part...
Early Stage Innovation Company Tax Incentives – Part I: The Basics and Practical Issues
3 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Early Stage Innovation Company Tax Incentives – Part I: The Basics and Practical Issues

The Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) Tax Incentives have been available to certain investors into qualifying investments...
William Buck’s Healthcare Innovation Lunch facilitates important conversation on medicinal cannabis
2 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

William Buck’s Healthcare Innovation Lunch facilitates important conversation on medicinal cannabis

Better access to low cost, high quality medicinal cannabis will improve our health, and the Federal Government...
Managing your taxes as a self-employed practitioner
2 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Managing your taxes as a self-employed practitioner

Starting in private practice provides various new obstacles, one of which is managing your own taxes. Do...
How much will you need to retire?
25 February 2020 | 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...
Achieving company growth through the R&D Tax Incentive
24 February 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Achieving company growth through the R&D Tax Incentive

A key driver of company growth is innovation which is fuelled from undertaking Research & Development (R&D)....
Update on the $1.7m Total Super Balance & Transfer Balance Cap
17 February 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Update on the $1.7m Total Super Balance & Transfer Balance Cap

Australia’s $1.6m Total Superannuation Balance and Transfer Balance Cap are expected to increase to $1.7m on 1...
Mastering client centricity
16 February 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Mastering client centricity

Note: An extended version of this article was first published on Praxity’s Hub Light Putting customers first...
How to attract VC investment – From the VCs
3 February 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

How to attract VC investment – From the VCs

As part of the 2019 Spark Festival, William Buck hosted “Beyond Series A and B – What...
5 ways to determine if your tech business is optimally structured
17 January 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

5 ways to determine if your tech business is optimally structured

Many tech businesses and startups tend to begin their life as one or more founder’s passion to...
When is a trustee’s work done? A registered trustee’s perspective
20 December 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

When is a trustee’s work done? A registered trustee’s perspective

This article was originally published in the Australian Financial Security Authority PIR Newsletter on 4 December, 2019...
Proposed changes to the R&D Tax Incentive
12 December 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Proposed changes to the R&D Tax Incentive

On 5 December 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Research and Development Tax Incentive) Bill 2019 was introduced...
Four tips to secure adequate cash flow for your startup
9 December 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Four tips to secure adequate cash flow for your startup

Four in ten startups fail in the first five years of business. CB Insights recently dug into...
With great ‘creditor’ power comes great ‘external administrator’ responsibility
25 November 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

With great ‘creditor’ power comes great ‘external administrator’ responsibility

Over two years ago, on 1 September 2017, new powers were granted to creditors in external administrations....
Succession planning – realising the wealth of your business
13 November 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Succession planning – realising the wealth of your business

Without a succession plan in place or clear direction, you’re missing out on opportunities to drive growth,...
Are you ready for practice ownership?
11 November 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Are you ready for practice ownership?

Taking the step to owning a practice is both exciting, daunting and many other emotions all at...
5 tips for structuring (and restructuring) startups
28 October 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

5 tips for structuring (and restructuring) startups

“I wish I did that to begin with”. Too often we hear those words from founders looking...
Don’t underestimate the implications of AASB 16 leases
11 October 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Don’t underestimate the implications of AASB 16 leases

Since the new leases standard – AASB 16 – came into effect earlier this year, it’s presented...
Pricing of international related party product distribution arrangements
8 October 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Pricing of international related party product distribution arrangements

If you’re an Australian distributor for a related foreign manufacturer then now’s the time to consider and...
5 tips to maximise SaaS customer renewal rate
3 October 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

5 tips to maximise SaaS customer renewal rate

How well do you know your customer renewal rate? Also referenced as the ‘Customer Retention Rate’, this...
New manufacturing grant open for SMEs
19 September 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

New manufacturing grant open for SMEs

Are you a small or medium manufacturing company looking to invest in capital equipment and new technologies...
Positive full federal court ruling for companies accessing the Australian R&D tax incentive program
18 September 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Positive full federal court ruling for companies accessing the Australian R&D tax incentive program

Companies accessing the Australian Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive program can now do so with more...
What should the regulators role be when it comes to super funds?
17 September 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

What should the regulators role be when it comes to super funds?

Since the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, there’s been a...
Are you ready to list?
17 September 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

Are you ready to list?

By Lisa Schutz, Founder, Verifier. This article first appeared in Smart Company ‘Five critical questions: Are you...
Aussies in these 32 super funds could be $200,000 worse off by retirement
10 September 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Aussies in these 32 super funds could be $200,000 worse off by retirement

A common question asked when it comes to superannuation funds is: What performance can you achieve? Before...
Important Queensland land tax update
9 September 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Important Queensland land tax update

When considering tax and property investing, many people will tend to consider negative gearing and capital gains...
William Buck expands R&D grants and incentives services for South Australia businesses
9 September 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

William Buck expands R&D grants and incentives services for South Australia businesses

Accounting and Business Advisory firm William Buck is bolstering its support of local SMEs undertaking Research &...
Superannuation update August 2019
19 August 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Superannuation update August 2019

With the federal election well and truly passed and parliamentary sittings back on, you’re probably wondering on...
The 7 red flags of illegal phoenixing
16 August 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

The 7 red flags of illegal phoenixing

Illegal phoenix activity involves the process of deliberately liquidating a company to defeat creditors. A company’s assets...
Important changes to lease agreements
14 August 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Important changes to lease agreements

Do you work in a finance team, sit on a Board, or are you a business owner?...
Igniting a spark: William Buck announce Spark Festival sponsorship
14 August 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Igniting a spark: William Buck announce Spark Festival sponsorship

Commentary from Jack Qi, Director of Tax Services at William Buck and Maxine Sherrin, Program Director, Spark...
The Business SA June quarter survey results; opinion
6 August 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

The Business SA June quarter survey results; opinion

First appeared in The Advertiser on 6/8/2019 Uncertainty around the federal election result had an impact earlier...
5 common mistakes to avoid for your employee share scheme
5 August 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

5 common mistakes to avoid for your employee share scheme

By Director of Tax Services Jack Qi and Manager Alex Zinzopoulos It’s fair to say that creating and maintaining an...
How to nail your startup employee share scheme in 5 steps
5 August 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

How to nail your startup employee share scheme in 5 steps

By Director of Tax Services Jack Qi and Manager Alex Zinzopoulos Given the critical importance of attracting, retaining and incentivising...
Critical business issues facing practices now
18 July 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

Critical business issues facing practices now

As experts in the business side of medicine, we understand that time-poor practice owners tend to neglect...
Homeward bound: why global manufacturers are re-evaluating their ‘shoring’ decisions
17 July 2019 | Minutes to read: 7

Homeward bound: why global manufacturers are re-evaluating their ‘shoring’ decisions

This article first appeared in Praxity’s Hub Lite In the last few decades, China has been considered...
Living expenses and the lending landscape
11 July 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

Living expenses and the lending landscape

By Malcolm Anderson The recent Financial Services Royal Commission has certainly shaken up the finance industry. One...
Is your Financial Reporting up to standard?
11 July 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Is your Financial Reporting up to standard?

The William Buck Financial Reporting series has wrapped up for the year, providing finance professionals with the...
R&D tax incentive – what software companies must do from here
3 July 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

R&D tax incentive – what software companies must do from here

How to meet the rules and minimise risk Since late 2018, one of the biggest talking points...
Internal promotions drive organic growth across the William Buck group
1 July 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Internal promotions drive organic growth across the William Buck group

William Buck have announced the promotion of three new directors and three principals across the group, as...
Seasonal holiday homes on ATO radar this tax season
26 June 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Seasonal holiday homes on ATO radar this tax season

Commentary from Craig Barry, Director of Tax Services at William Buck Accountants and Advisors Increased sophistication of...
Investment property deduction mistakes at tax time
25 June 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Investment property deduction mistakes at tax time

The ATO are cracking down on investment property deductions this tax season. Here’s two classic mistakes and...
SA state Budget highlights
20 June 2019 | Minutes to read: 5

SA state Budget highlights

On Tuesday 18th June 2019, Treasurer, Rob Lucas, handed down the 2019-20 State Budget, being his second...
Governance
12 June 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Governance

Within the NFP sector, there have been several new governance regulations introduced. The below articles provide a...
Financial reporting insights
12 June 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Financial reporting insights

Applying standards This year is big for NFPs that report in compliance with accounting standards. The following...
Not for Profit News- Fraud & NOCLAR, Ethics, Governments & ATO
12 June 2019 | Minutes to read: 5

Not for Profit News- Fraud & NOCLAR, Ethics, Governments & ATO

Fraud and NOCLAR What good local government integrity frameworks look like A new 88-page research report shows...
Unfair preference payments- protect yourself from the void
3 June 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Unfair preference payments- protect yourself from the void

What are unfair preference claims? A preference is defined as where a creditor receives payment and the...
End of the Road – Managing the risk of finalising the affairs of a company
3 June 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

End of the Road – Managing the risk of finalising the affairs of a company

A company will reach the end of its useful life for many reasons. Whatever this reason, an...
What Australian Tech start-ups need in the first 100 days
3 June 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

What Australian Tech start-ups need in the first 100 days

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology offered to hold a roundtable for tech leaders last week,...
NZ Wellbeing Budget Update 2019
30 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 6

NZ Wellbeing Budget Update 2019

Introduction Finance Minister Grant Robertson unveiled the Government's first Wellbeing Budget in Parliament today. Mental health and...
What does the property market look like post-election?
27 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

What does the property market look like post-election?

A trio of positive events for housing affordability in recent weeks has seen the Australian property market...
100-day action plan: a superannuation perspective
22 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

100-day action plan: a superannuation perspective

In continuing our election coverage, superannuation expert Tricia Kleinig discusses the top five superannuation changes that should...
The 100-day action plan
21 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

The 100-day action plan

The top 3 things that should be in Scott Morrison's 100-day action plan With a ‘miracle’ win...
Benchmarking your practice
15 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Benchmarking your practice

‘Benchmarking’ is a term that has been around for many years in the business world, and it...
Selling your practice to Millennials
15 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Selling your practice to Millennials

If you’re starting to consider retirement and the sale of your practice, you’re not alone. With the...
The implications of digital health and the emerging models of care
14 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 6

The implications of digital health and the emerging models of care

The impact of digital is transforming the Australian health sector by enabling new and emerging models of...
Putting the M into SMEs
14 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 6

Putting the M into SMEs

This article first appeared in Hub Lite.  Mid-sized businesses (MSBs) are increasingly finding themselves sandwiched between global...
Business as usual or R&D?
14 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Business as usual or R&D?

Helping innovative entities realise their worth The client Australian designers and manufacturers of AV, education, data, electrical...
Succession Planning for your Business
13 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Succession Planning for your Business

At some point in the lifecycle of every business (e.g. the retirement of the owner/ founder, personal...
Making Financial Ratios work for your Business
13 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Making Financial Ratios work for your Business

When it comes to understanding trends or issues that are taking place within your business or industry,...
Wealth Accumulation to Retirement
13 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Wealth Accumulation to Retirement

When you’re young, the thought of saving for retirement may be the last thing on your mind....
How a Labor party victory could impact on your property investments
10 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

How a Labor party victory could impact on your property investments

With the Australian Federal Election date set, the 18th May looms close with a change in government...
Five times you might need to spend more than $3,000 on tax advice
16 April 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

Five times you might need to spend more than $3,000 on tax advice

Australia’s tax system is complex, meaning the ability for a taxpayer to comply with their obligations can...
Proprietary company reporting thresholds doubled
10 April 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Proprietary company reporting thresholds doubled

The Treasury have announced the financial reporting thresholds for determining proprietary companies as ‘large’ have doubled, with...
Our Top 5 ‘must-do’s for Pre-IPO enterprises
10 April 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

Our Top 5 ‘must-do’s for Pre-IPO enterprises

Considering an IPO? We’re often approached for professional guidance from pre-IPO enterprises on their path to listing....
30 pc tax plan creates compliance, without the burden
4 April 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

30 pc tax plan creates compliance, without the burden

94 per cent of individual taxpayers should have a 30 per cent or lower effective tax rate,...
30pc tax plan is an effective anti-avoidance measure in Federal Budget
3 April 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

30pc tax plan is an effective anti-avoidance measure in Federal Budget

Commentary from Greg Travers, Group Director of Tax Services at William Buck Accountants and Advisors A leading...
This Federal Budget, less is more
3 April 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

This Federal Budget, less is more

Sometimes less is more. The temptation for a Government is to feel that they need to announce...
What you can do about Labor’s proposed franking credit reform
28 March 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

What you can do about Labor’s proposed franking credit reform

With an election looming, it is currently forecast that Labor will take government. Perhaps Labor’s most contentious...
Go global – flip-ups for Australian startups and scaleups
21 March 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

Go global – flip-ups for Australian startups and scaleups

By Director of Tax Services Jack Qi and Manager Alex Zinzopoulos 'Go-global’ is one of the most oft-repeated mantras...
Single Touch Payroll for small businesses
28 February 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Single Touch Payroll for small businesses

The ATO’s Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting legislation will come into effect on 1 July 2019 for...
Planning for retirement: part two
27 February 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Planning for retirement: part two

As discussed in Part one of this article, retirement planning is more important than ever. A 65-year-old...
The digital health dilemma
27 February 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

The digital health dilemma

The My Health Record controversy will create a digital divide between the ‘opt-in’s’ and ‘opt-outs’ and ultimately,...