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R&D Tax Risk Reporting Within ATO Top 500 Program

November 13th, 2023

In November 2023, the ATO published information about the Top 500 program. The Top 500 program is one of several programs administered as part of the Tax Avoidance Taskforce. The objective of the Taskforce is to provide the Australian Government and the community with confidence that Australia’s largest public and private groups are paying the correct amount of tax. The Top 500 program model of engagement is designed as an invitation for Top 500 groups to be proactive in demonstrating […]

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Joint AusIndustry and ATO information Sessions in November

October 30th, 2023

AusIndustry have announced that in early November they will be conducting a joint event with the ATO to provide introductory level information regarding the R&D Tax Incentive. The sessions are noted as covering: The benefits offered by the R&D Tax Incentive; Who can apply; What R&D activities and expenditure are eligible; The importance of record keeping; When and how to apply. Information for registration to attend the session is available on the AusIndustry website. Please get in touch with our office if you would […]

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ATO Release Information Around Public Disclosure of R&D Claimant Information

October 23rd, 2023

In a significant shift in administration, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has this month published information around publication of Research and Development (R&D) expenditure claimant information. This move forms part of the administration changes to the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) program initiated on 1st July 2021, which arose out of the previous government’s major reforms to the R&D Tax Incentive which passed with bipartisan support in October 2020. The rationale behind the change is to enhance transparency and accountability. […]

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AFR reports high profile ASX listed Software Company Subject to ATO Review of R&D Tax Offsets

October 18th, 2023

The AFR has reported in late September 2023, that officials from the Australian Taxation Office visited a high profile ASX listed software development company last month as part of inquiries about whether the group inappropriately claimed R&D Tax Offsets.   The article seems to suggest that the issue may relate to overclaiming of expenditure on R&D Activities conducted overseas (as opposed to whether the expenditure or activity meet the general R&D Tax Incentive criteria).   Under the R&D Tax Incentive, companies […]

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Daniel McGregor
2022-08-11
I have been using Swanson Reed for my clients for more than a decade. Having a specialist firm that can provide practical and commercial advice that produces real outcomes is very important and we have received great feedback from our clients. Highly recommended.
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2022-06-15
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Rueben Rajasingam
2022-06-06
Experienced responsive Team. They have been a great help to me and my company navigate the R&D tax claim process and have provided invaluable advice.
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2022-06-06
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Anatole Kononewsky
2022-06-02
The Swanson Reed team have provided our company with exceptional professional advice and assistance for all of our R&D claims for many years - have always achieved great results with excellent value for their services.
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Payam Toloo
2022-06-02
Damian Smyth and his team are very helpful, supportive and experts in their field of R&D Tax claims. I'm always happy with the work they do and been a customer of their for over 5 years.
Melissa Doddy
Melissa Doddy
2022-05-31
The Team at Swanson Reed are very experienced R&D Tax Advisors and gave us ongoing support with all of our R&D Claims, the consultants ensured we were always working with current legislative guidelines, gave us assistance with compiling technical and government documentation and went out their way to ensure they were with us for the entire process from beginning to end. Highly recommended to anyone who needs assistance with working through what can at times be a daunting process.
Gary Watson
Gary Watson
2022-05-31
We can highly recommend Swanson and Reed as an R & D accountant. We have worked with them for several years now as they make our R & D claim so easy and communicate quickly with both us and our accountant.
Rob van den Bergh
Rob van den Bergh
2022-05-31
Always professional.