Praxity again confirmed as the largest accounting alliance

By William Buck on 23/02/2018 9:10:00 AM

Praxity’s combined revenues of participant firms reaching US$5.20 billion for the year ended 31 December 2017, confirming its position as the largest alliance of independent accounting and consulting firms.

What do the changes to the corporate tax rate mean for the R&D Tax Incentive?

By William Buck on 1/02/2018 8:43:00 AM

What does the reduction in corporate tax rates mean for the R&D tax offset rates going forward and the net benefit of registering an R&D claim?

Changes to the company tax rate

By Greg Travers on 8/01/2018 2:53:00 PM

The change in the company tax rate from 30% to 27.5% is welcome news for many small to medium sized businesses.  However, what seems like a simple and positive change has some real underlying complexities and numerous traps for companies of all sizes.  In many instances, the changes may actually result in a tax increase.

Victoria’s booming with no sign of slowing down soon…

By Neil Brennan on 15/11/2017 2:20:00 PM

The population in Victoria had its all-time greatest annual increase last year. According to Ethos Urban’s Tim Peggie at this morning’s William Buck Property Pulse presentation, Victoria also had the fastest growth rate in Australia at 2.13% (next best was 1.4%). The question is, can Victoria handle this growth? What does it mean for investors? And how will it change the landscape of our fair state, quite literally. 

William Buck’s International alliance named Association of Year at IAB Awards

By William Buck on 9/10/2017 9:40:00 AM

Praxity – William Buck’s international alliance – has been named Association of the Year at the 2017 International Accounting Bulletin Awards.

It is the third time in four years that Praxity has scooped the prize, which was presented in London on 4 October. This follows the award of ‘Rising Star’ in 2013.

Judges praised Praxity’s “outstanding progress, support and knowledge sharing on a global level”.

William Buck kicks off support of gender equality through VAFA Premier Women’s sponsorship

By William Buck on 6/07/2017 3:50:00 PM

William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors in Victoria is delighted to sponsor the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) Premier women’s section in a three year sponsorship deal as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting women and gender equity within the workplace and local communities.  

Why I’m positive about the future for South Australia

By Jamie McKeough on 5/07/2017 2:29:00 PM

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing in recent months about the South Australian economy. Rarely a week goes by without another media report citing a highly credentialed commentator lamenting the lack of direction and painting a general picture of gloom and doom for the State.

Is Australia actually open for business?

By Greg Travers on 5/07/2017 11:44:00 AM

The first day of financial year always brings with it a multitude of tax changes.  Two of the biggest tax changes this year are the Diverted Profits Tax (“DPT”) and an unprecedented increase in administrative penalties.  Both changes add to the suite of measures, such as Multinational Anti Avoidance Law and Country By Country reporting, targeted at large multinationals with the stated aim of countering tax avoidance.  

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.

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