March, 2018

QLD Company fined over $4 million due to incorrect R&D tax claims

March 26th, 2018

Advisors and Business owners are being warned! A Queensland business has been fined over $4 million for encouraging clients to lodge overstated or ineligible R&D tax incentive claims. On Tuesday 20 March the Australian Taxation Office confirmed the fine had been secured in the Federal Court against a company and its director for breaching promoter penalty laws relating to financial services. The company has allegedly been involved in 10 schemes leading to eight business clients receiving more than $3 million […]

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Global Wave and Tidal Energy Market Set to Boom

March 16th, 2018

In 2016, investment in renewables were double that of fossil fuels. With a focus on clean energy sources being developed as an alternative to fossil fuels, the global wave and tidal energy market is set to be worth $3.9 billion by 2025, up from $212.7 million in 2016. With water covering over 70 percent of the earth’s surface, improving wave and tidal energy makes a lot sense, especially as they are more reliable than solar and wind power, which are intermittent throughout […]

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Research & Development Tax Incentive boost from government to fast-track plant R&D

March 9th, 2018

Australia’s only ASX listed plant breeding company, Abundant Produce Limited, has received a $630,000 Research & Development Tax Incentive. This incentive is an increase from previous estimates of $250,000. In addition to the received grant, the NSW Government’s TechVouchers program will also fund a $20,000 project in collaboration with the University of NSW for the Taste of Research Programme and R&D for ABT’s Lycopene ActiveLyco Products. The ABT will also release a third source of funds of $50,000 thanks to […]

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Government To Commit $2.6 Million Towards 3D-Printed Explosives

March 6th, 2018

New ways to implement 3D printing are constantly being developed. Recently, the Australian Government announced that it would contribute $2.6 million towards 3D-printed explosives research over the next two years as part of the Co-operative Research Centre Program.  The Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group will partner with defence research company DefendTex, RMIT, Flinders University and the UK’s Cranfield University to develop the 3D-printed explosives. DST is Australia’s leading authority on energetics materials. These materials contain high concentrations of stored chemical […]

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