2017 Federal Budget: The Government takes “feather’ to fixing housing affordability

By William Buck on 9/05/2017 10:30:00 PM

While the Government feels it has taken a scalpel to the housing affordability crisis, the reality is it’s more of a feather. They have danced around the edges and failed to address the big issues. 

It might sound good in a Budget speech, but the measures are unlikely to be a real fix to our housing challenges. William Buck takes a look at the key issues impacting housing affordability. 

Is your business structure right for you?

By Matthew Illman on 2/05/2017 1:35:00 PM

It is very common that businesses will find that as their business grows, their business structure no longer suits their needs. As such, it is vitally important to review your business structure to ensure it allows the business to achieve its goals now and well into the future.

Finding the silver lining in coming superannuation changes

By William Buck on 2/05/2017 1:30:00 PM

The 2016-17 Federal Budget delivered a surprise number of changes to superannuation with 11 announced changes including a $1.6 million cap on contributions in one of its biggest reforms since 1 July 2007.  

What makes an effective employee share plan?

By William Buck on 27/04/2017 2:41:00 PM

There are many factors that impact on an employee’s commitment to a business, with incentive arrangements being a major consideration, says accounting firm William Buck Chartered Accountants.

William Buck and SP Accountants join forces

By William Buck on 4/04/2017 8:21:00 AM

William Buck continues to cement its position as a leading South Australian mid-tier chartered accounting and advisory firm after merging with SP Accountants and Business Advisors.

An entrepreneurial approach is needed to save the medical innovation funding crisis

By William Buck on 29/03/2017 2:31:00 PM

Australia needs to look to the entrepreneurial approach of the United States to encourage more funding when it comes to driving commercialisation of medical research in Australia, says accounting firm William Buck Chartered Accountants. 

Has your practice employed an additional employee since 1 July 2016?

By William Buck on 14/03/2017 4:30:00 PM

In the 2016-17 State Budget, the SA Government announced a Job Accelerator Grant Scheme which aims to provide financial assistance to businesses that employ additional South Australian full-time, part-time and casual employees anytime between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018, and maintains them for at least 12 months.

R&D Tax Incentives Claims

By William Buck on 10/03/2017 1:45:00 PM

If you are undertaking R&D and are considering making an R&D tax incentives claim for R&D projects that have taken place from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 then please be advised that the lodgement deadlines are fast approaching. The claim to register the R&D activities with AusIndustry must be lodged before 30 April 2017.

Transition to Retirement Pensions – what are your options Post 1 July 2017?

By Andrew Barlow on 27/02/2017 2:11:00 PM

Superannuation is the most common savings vehicle for our retirement. There are two phases of superannuation, the ‘accumulation’ phase, which is where your fund is added to and grows during working years, and the ‘drawdown’ phase, which is where you start to access your super as a pension.

Creating genuine tax reform – time to “re-think” the key components of our tax system

By Greg Travers on 17/02/2017 12:23:00 PM

The government’s proposed changes to capital gains tax rules for property investments just continue to add complexity to an already complex tax system.

Melbourne City Mission hosts the Annual William Buck Day

By William Buck on 29/11/2016 8:51:00 AM

The William Buck Corporate Social Responsibility Committee chose Melbourne City Mission to host the event to celebrate the long term partnership the two organisations have had for over 10 years.

A guiding light for future leaders: William Buck celebrates 16 year sponsorship with The Halogen Foundation

By William Buck on 28/11/2016 3:20:00 PM

William Buck’s commitment to helping to inspire young leaders in the Australian community has culminated in a longstanding sponsorship over 16 years with The Halogen Foundation, supporting the Foundation and their National Young Leaders Day events. 

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