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

By Dr. Rita Choueiri on 18/09/19 - 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...
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Aussies in these 32 super funds could be $200,000 worse off by retirement

By Aaron Trombetta on 18/09/19 - 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...
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William Buck expands R&D grants and incentives services for South Australia businesses

By William Buck on 18/09/19 - 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...
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Wealth Accumulation to Retirement

By Andrew Barlow on 18/09/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

When you’re young, the thought of saving for retirement may be the last thing on your mind. Few of us have a plan or understanding of where we’re heading, yet most wish to have a fulfilling lifestyle when we retire. To do this, there are key decisions and planning that...
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What you can do about Labor’s proposed franking credit reform

By Andrew Barlow on 18/09/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

With an election looming, it is currently forecast that Labor will take government. Perhaps Labor’s most contentious reform is the decision to remove tax refunds for those with excess franking credits on their shares. Put simply, when an investor receives dividends from their Australian shares, these dividends have usually already...
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How much super do I need in retirement?

By Aaron Trombetta on 18/09/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

The average Australian couple will need at least $640,000 of savings at retirement to maintain a comfortable lifestyle, a single person will require at least $545,000, according to the most recent statistics released by the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA)1. ASFA’s estimated retirement budget is based on the assumption...
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