William Buck Australia
As a fully integrated firm of Chartered Accountants and advisors, William Buck provides a complete solution. Putting you at the core of the business, our advisors work together to ensure that careful consideration is given to your business and personal wealth affairs.
Working closely with you and your team, our Business Advisors can help you plan and implement contemporary business strategies and practices to meet your business’s full potential.
Our commercially minded tax specialists offer clear, responsive advice to manage your tax risk, address local and international issues, and develop strategies to optimise your tax position.
Our audit team has extensive experience in a range of engagements, giving stakeholders independent and objective assurance on financial information, transactions and processes.
Our Corporate Advisory team provides objective, strategic and commercial advice across a broad range of business issues. Our work spans the breadth each engagement from the origination of ideas to managing the transaction process, valuation and structuring.
Our highly experienced team of liquidators and trustees use their extensive expertise to assist in times of financial distress, achieving the best outcome for all stakeholders.
By understanding not only what you want to achieve but why it’s important, our wealth advisors can create strategies attuned to your key priorities. The end result is a plan focused on your life goals.
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William Buck has a team of professionals with specialist experience and know-how on a range of industry sectors.
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Assisting public and private schools, vocational colleges, universities and private training providers, our education specialists provide timely and valuable assurance services together with strategic, financial and management advice.
Our Government and public sector team has substantial experience in assisting all levels of government to review their structures and develop strategies, in line with relevant legislative requirements and accounting and audit standards.
Working with over 1,600 clients in the health sector, our advisors help practitioners and health care corporates achieve their business and personal goals
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Our advisors understand the challenges and opportunities facing the professional services sector first hand. This experience together with our expertise helps to determine your strategic objectives and provide concise, relevant advice to help you achieve your goals.
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With the skills to help tech companies grow from startup to exit – we provide tailored tech company solutions, supported by access to a range of specialists across numerous service lines and industries.
Our transport and distribution team works with businesses to review their operations, improve efficiency and productivity and ensure compliance with the latest regulatory developments.
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Significant changes to the superannuation system were announced.
Life-time limit on Non-concessional Contributions
Non-concessional contributions are contributions for which no tax deduction is claimed. Prior to Budget night these contributions were limited to $180,000 per year (or $540,000 every three years for individuals aged under 65 utilising the “bring forward” rule).
Effective from 7.30pm (AEST) on 3 May 2016, a lifetime non-concessional contributions limit of $500,000 is to be introduced. To ensure maximum effectiveness, this limit will take into account all non-concessional contributions made on or after 1 July 2007. Accordingly, extreme care should be taken in respect of any future non-concessional contributions.
Pensions – $1.6m transfer balance cap
Currently income earned by a superannuation fund in pension phase is tax free.
From 1 July 2017 a cap of $1.6m on the total amount of accumulated superannuation an individual can transfer into the tax-free pension phase will be introduced. Subsequent earnings on these balances will not be restricted.
Where an individual accumulates amounts in excess of $1.6m, they will be able to maintain the excess amount in an accumulation phase account (where earnings will be taxed at the concessional rate of 15%). Members already in the pension phase with balances above $1.6m will be required to reduce their pension balance to $1.6m by 1 July 2017 with the excess being held in an accumulation phase account.
A tax on amounts that are transferred in excess of the $1.6m cap (including earnings on these excess transferred amounts) will be applied, similar to the tax treatment that applies to excess non-concessional contributions.
Commensurate treatment for members of defined benefits schemes will be achieved through changes to the tax arrangements for pension amounts over $100,000 from 1 July 2017. Consultation will be undertaken on the implementation of this measure for members of both accumulation and defined benefits schemes.
Concessional Contributions – limits
Contributions to super that are tax deductible up to certain limits are known as “concessional contributions”. Currently the annual limits are:
From 1 July 2017, there will be one limit of $25,000, regardless of an individual’s age.
‘Catch-up’ Concessional contributions
From 1 July 2017 those individuals with superannuation balances of less than $500,000 will be permitted to make additional concessional contributions, if they have not exhausted their concessional contribution limit in prior income years.
The unused amounts will be carried forward on a rolling basis for a period of five consecutive years. Only unused amounts accrued from 1 July 2017 can be carried forward.
Concessional Contributions – greater access to tax deductions
Currently the rules for people with employment income to claim tax deductions for personal superannuation contributions are very restrictive, for example satisfying the “10% test”.
From 1 July 2017 all individuals regardless of their employment circumstances will be able to claim a tax deduction for personal concessional contributions.
Concessional Contributions – reduction in the ‘Division 293 tax’ income threshold
Division 293 imposes an additional 15% tax on concessional contributions (to bring the total contributions tax to 30%) for ‘high income earners’.
From 1 July 2017 the income threshold will be reduced from $300,000 to $250,000.
Making contributions – persons aged 65-74
Currently for persons aged between 65 and 74 to be eligible to make personal contributions or to receive additional employer contributions (including those made under a salary sacrifice arrangement) a work test must be satisfied. This requires the person to be gainfully employed on a full or part-time basis for at least 40 hours in 30 consecutive days in the financial year.
From 1 July 2017 they will no longer have to satisfy the work test in respect of their own contributions or contributions from their spouse.
Low Income Super Offset
From 1 July 2017 a low income superannuation tax offset (LISTO) will be introduced to reduce tax on superannuation contributions for low income earners.
The LISTO will provide a non-refundable tax offset to superannuation funds, based on the tax paid on concessional contributions made on behalf of low income earners, up to a cap of $500. The LISTO will apply to members with adjusted taxable income up to $37,000.
Low Income Spouse Offset
From 1 July 2017 the income threshold for the receiving spouse of the low income spouse tax offset will be increased from $10,800 to $37,000.
Pensions – Transition to Retirement Income Streams
Transition to Retirement Income Streams are income streams (pensions) paid to members who have reached their preservation age (currently 56) but who have not yet retired.
From 1 July 2017 the tax free status of income earned on assets supporting Transition to Retirement Income Streams will be removed.
Additionally the rule that allows individuals to treat certain superannuation income stream payments as tax free lump sums will be removed.
With effect from 1 July 2017, the anti-detriment provision, which can result in a refund of tax paid on superannuation contributions during the deceased’s lifetime, will be removed.