New manufacturing grant open for SMEs

By Dr. Rita Choueiri on 19/09/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Are you a small or medium manufacturing company looking to invest in capital equipment and new technologies that will allow you to develop new products or diversify into new markets? If so, you’re in luck – the Federal Government has just opened the doors to a new manufacturing grant for... Read More >

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

By Aaron Trombetta on 10/09/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

A common question asked when it comes to superannuation funds is: What performance can you achieve? Before you begin exploring the infinite world of investment vehicles to match your desired risk/return profile, you may want to give yourself a free kick by making sure you are not paying too much... Read More >

Important Queensland Land Tax Update

By William Buck on 09/09/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

When considering tax and property investing, many people will tend to consider negative gearing and capital gains tax. These are major tax considerations. However, you should also be considering land tax, which is a tax levied by each state. In Queensland, land tax applies when as a company or trust... Read More >

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

By William Buck on 09/09/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

Accounting and Business Advisory firm William Buck is bolstering its support of local SMEs undertaking Research & Development (R&D). William Buck’s Adelaide-based R&D Grants and Incentives team has been expanded to assist local businesses investing in new products and services to identify and source potential funding support. “We see our... Read More >

Superannuation update August 2019

By Sarah Parsons on 19/08/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

With the federal election well and truly passed and parliamentary sittings back on, you’re probably wondering on the status of the superannuation changes that were proposed in the Federal Budget more than a year ago, which appeared to disappear from sight. While many of these Bills lapsed as a result... Read More >

The 7 red flags of illegal phoenixing

By Sean Wengel on 16/08/19 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

Illegal phoenix activity involves the process of deliberately liquidating a company to defeat creditors. A company’s assets are stripped and then transferred with minimal consideration, to a new entity for the purpose of carrying on a new business. Illegal phoenix trading carves a trail of destruction through entire industries, costing... Read More >

Important changes to lease agreements

By Matthew King on 14/08/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Do you work in a finance team, sit on a Board, or are you a business owner? Do you need to report to ASIC or apply accounting standards in the preparation of financials? If so, the best piece of advice you can receive this year is to check your leases.... Read More >

Igniting a spark: William Buck announce Spark Festival sponsorship

By William Buck on 14/08/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

Commentary from Jack Qi, Director of Tax Services at William Buck and Maxine Sherrin, Program Director, Spark Festival William Buck Accountants and Advisors are announcing their Gold sponsorship to Australia’s biggest startup festival in October 2019, which aims to strengthen the digital and technological startup community. Jack Qi, Director of... Read More >

Positive Full Federal Court ruling for Companies accessing the Australian R&D Tax Incentive Program

By William Buck on 07/08/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

Companies accessing the Australian Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive program can now do so with more confidence after a significant Federal Court ruling rejected The Administrative Appeals tribunals (AAT) somewhat narrow interpretation of what constitutes a ‘core R&D activity’ under R&D tax law. Based on our previous experience with... Read More >

The Business SA June quarter survey results; opinion

By Jamie Mckeough on 06/08/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

First appeared in The Advertiser on 6/8/2019 Uncertainty around the federal election result had an impact earlier this year on business confidence in South Australia, there is no doubt about that. But our continued slide in confidence is starting to point to wider issues in the South Australian economy, and... Read More >

5 common mistakes to avoid for your employee share scheme

By William Buck on 05/08/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

By Director of Tax Services Jack Qi and Manager Alex Zinzopoulos It’s fair to say that creating and maintaining an employee share scheme is outside the field of expertise of most startup founders. Because of this and the inherent complexity involved, we are often asked to resolve issues which, with a little discipline... Read More >

How to nail your startup employee share scheme in 5 steps

By William Buck on 05/08/19 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

By Director of Tax Services Jack Qi and Manager Alex Zinzopoulos Given the critical importance of attracting, retaining and incentivising key talent to the success of a startup, the merits of employee share and options schemes are well-accepted within the tech sector. It has become almost obligatory for startups and scaleups to set... Read More >

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