September, 2016

How Swanson Reed Can Help You Finance Your R&D Tax Credit

September 28th, 2016

While tax credits can help you free up cash flow and additional resources in the future, they often don’t help you in the here and now. In fact, many companies feel they have to forgo the complicated application process just to keep their businesses running smoothly. However, Swanson Reed, a leading specialist in R&D tax credits, has developed a referral system to help companies apply for their entitlements and still have enough money to keep up their good work. We […]

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Boost Your Competitive Advantage Through R&D

September 21st, 2016

              Businesses that develop a research and development (R&D) strategy are more likely to grow and succeed. Why is this? In performing R&D, companies must internally review their processes and technologies in order to identify issues. With these weaknesses targeted, both the products and services offered can be improved upon. Innovation enables productivity and customer satisfaction to increase thereby strengthening the company’s competitive advantage.   Developing a Strategy Each strategy is unique, depending on […]

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Omnibus Bill – Reduction in R&D Tax Offset Rate

September 19th, 2016

The Omnibus Bill passed both houses of parliament last week and included $6.5 billion of savings measures. Included within these measures was a uniform 1.5% reduction in the R&D Tax Offset rates applying for income years starting on or after 1 July 2016. Whilst returning the budget to surplus is an important task for the government, this reduction is disappointing as the R&D Tax Incentive is the primary mechanism for inducing corporate investment in R&D Activity. The stability of the […]

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Cutting Renewable R&D Funding in Australia

September 14th, 2016

  The Omnibus Bill As Australia’s government prepares to cut spending in order to repair the budget the Omnibus bill has been proposed, including in it a $1 billion cut to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) which will effectively eliminate the agency. Without ARENA funding R&D, renewable energy research will grind to a halt as the policies and cuts being proposed have the potential to set the country back roughly 30 years. The World is Taking Notes For many […]

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