February, 2016

How Valuable is Australia’s Refundable R&D Tax Offset on a Global Scale?

February 29th, 2016

Ultimately, investing in research and development (R&D) is key to increasing innovation, productivity and competitive advantage. It is not only beneficial for businesses, but is also advantageous for the economy of our country. In fact, for many multinational companies, Australia has become the centre of their global R&D activities. This is primarily due to a highly skilled workforce, suitable infrastructure and a favourable R&D tax incentive program. Australia’s R&D Tax Incentive, which has replaced the R&D Tax Concession since the 1st of […]

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Do Your R&D Activities Have a Dominant Purpose?

February 26th, 2016

Undeniably, the rules and regulations surrounding the Research and Development (R&D) tax incentive may be bewildering for some. This is particularly the case when distinguishing the eligible R&D activities. To clarify, both ‘core’ and ‘supporting’ R&D activities can be claimed – however, activities must show that they are undertaken for the dominant purpose of supporting R&D activities or generating new knowledge, rather than a commercial or other purpose.  With the April 30 tax deadline looming, the importance of correct compliance is […]

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Is the R&D Tax Offset Refundable in Cash?

February 25th, 2016

Despite the fact that the Research & Development (R&D) tax incentive claim process can seem quite convoluted, the benefits of doing it properly are well worth the effort. But just how exactly is the benefit calculated and what do business owners gain in pocket? The answer to this depends greatly on the size and nature of the company. To elaborate, the R&D Tax Incentive is provided in Australia through a tax based incentive program whereby the Australian Government provides companies […]

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Why Should You Employ an R&D Tax Specialist?

February 24th, 2016

The preparation of a Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive Registration form can often act as a catalyst for feelings of confusion and dread for applicants.  The delicate gamble between how much to claim can ultimately spur risk aversion – claim too much and risk an audit, claim too little and risk losing money on your claim. Essentially, in order to utilise the R&D Tax Incentive to its best advantage requires specialist knowledge. Historically, the R&D Tax Incentive was formed with […]

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