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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Sweeping changes to financial reporting may impact your financial position and business operations.
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William Buck has a team of professionals with specialist experience and know-how on a range of industry sectors.
Our advisors understand the risks and opportunities unique to the agribusiness sector. Taking a strategic view of your operations they provide relevant guidance and advice.
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
Our hospitality and tourism team has a working knowledge of the industry which, when combined with our technical knowledge, can assist you in reaching your commercial goals.
By staying on top of changes in the manufacturing sector, our industry experts provide relevant and timely guidance to a broad range of manufacturing business.
Our mining and energy team has the experience and resources to help start-ups, developing businesses and well-established companies to meet their commercial goals.
Integrity and transparency are at the heart of the best Not for Profit organisations. These values re shared by our dedicated Not for Profit team, which helps entities to establish to improve performance and develop strategies for long-term growth.
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.
Our property and construction team assist on a wide range of assignments from property development to construction and large infrastructure projects. Their diverse experience, technical expertise and commercial know-how to help you tackle the important issues.
Our retail and wholesale team works with a variety of businesses from family owned operations to franchises and larger chains, to provide advice and guidance on the issues that count.
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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We work with individuals, businesses and community organisations with a particular focus on the mid-market. Drawing on our extensive experience, our advisors will challenge your thinking and re-frame problems to understand their root-cause.
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Life as a CFO can be complex, exciting and demanding. Combining technical excellence with decades of working closely with and listening to the needs of CFOs, our advisors understand the competing demands of your role.
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The Government will seek to reduce pressure on housing affordability by introducing the following measures:
Travel expenses related to residential rental properties disallowed
From 1 July 2017 deductions for travel expenses related to inspecting, maintaining or collecting rent for a residential rental property will be disallowed.
Expenses in relation to investors engaging third parties such as real estate agents for property management services will remain deductible.
Depreciation deductions limited for residential rental properties
From 1 July 2017 plant and equipment depreciation deductions will be limited to outlays actually incurred by investors in residential rental properties.
Plant and equipment items are usually things which can be “easily” removed from the property such as dishwashers and ceiling fans. There will be no deduction for acquisitions of existing plant and equipment items by subsequent purchasers of the property. The building write off (2.5% deduction) is unaffected.
These changes will apply on a prospective basis, with existing investments grandfathered.
Investors who purchase plant and equipment for their residential rental property after 9 May 2017 will be able to claim a deduction over the effective life of the asset. However, subsequent owners of the property will not be able to claim deductions for plant and equipment purchased by the previous owner of that property.
Purchasers of new residential property to remit GST
From 1 July 2018 GST on new residences will be remitted to the ATO by the purchaser, rather than by the developer.
This will apply to sales of new residential property or land from new subdivisions. This is a GST integrity measure, but will have a material cash flow impact on property developers.
It is anticipated that the GST is to be remitted by the conveyancer as part of the settlement process and as such purchasers are unlikely to experience any negative consequences.
Downsizing your main residence
There are certain superannuation concessions available where you are downsizing your main residence. Please refer to the superannuation section of the budget update.
First home buyers
First home buyers may be able to save the deposit for their first home through their superannuation fund. Please refer to the superannuation section of the budget update.
Expanding tax incentives for investment in affordable housing
From 1 January 2018, the Government will increase the CGT discount from 50% to 60% for resident individuals who invest in qualifying affordable housing. Qualifying housing must be provided to low to moderate income tenants, with rent charged at a discount below the private rental market rate.
To qualify for the 60% CGT discount the following conditions must be met:
Managed investment trusts investing in affordable housing
From 1 July 2017, the Government will encourage investment into affordable housing by allowing Managed investment trusts (MITs) to invest in affordable housing, enabling investors to receive concessional tax treatment which includes the increased 60% CGT discount and MIT tax concessions.
In order for investors to receive concessional tax treatment through a MIT, the affordable housing must be available for rent for at least 10 years and the MIT must derive at least 80% of its assessable income from affordable housing.
Capital Gains Tax changes for foreign investors
Foreign and temporary tax residents will no longer be eligible for the main residence exemption from 7:30PM on 9 May 2017. However, existing properties held prior to this date will be grandfathered until 30 June 2019. Sales after this date will not be eligible for the main residence exemption.
Changes to withholding obligations for foreign tax residents
Currently, the foreign resident CGT withholding obligation applies to foreign tax residents disposing of Australian real property and related interests valued at $2m or more. This threshold will be reduced to $750,000 from 1 July 2017, therefore increasing the number of properties and interests subject to this withholding obligation.
The CGT withholding rate will also be increased from 10% to 12.5% from 1 July 2017.
Annual charge on foreign owners of underutilised residential property
The Government will introduce an annual ‘levy’ on foreign owners of residential property where the property is not occupied or genuinely available on the rental market for at least six months per year.
The annual levy will be equivalent to the relevant foreign investment application fee (minimum fee is $5,000) imposed on the property when it was acquired. The measure will apply to those who make a foreign investment application for residential property from 7:30pm on 9 May 2017.
Restrict foreign ownership in new developments to no more than 50%
The Government will impose a 50% cap on foreign ownership in new developments through a condition on new dwelling exemption certificates.