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Research papers find benefits of Government Financial Assist has Positive Impact on Private Finance

July 10th, 2019

A recent report published from the Office of the Chief Economist has found that government assistance (such as that available from the R&D Tax Incentive) has a positive impact on a company’s ability to generate external finance. The report referenced previous papers investigating the effectiveness of R&D Tax Incentives which found substantial evidence that receiving R&D tax subsidies improve the likelihood and amount of external financing available to a firm, especially when the firm is small and high-tech (Lerner, 1999; Feldman […]

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Industry Leaders Call for Stability to R&D Tax Incentive as a Top Priority

June 26th, 2019

Following on from Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s calls for business to identify regulatory road blocks to investment, Industry Leaders have named proposed cuts to the R&D Tax Incentive as their key concern. An AFR article published today has reported that industry leaders consider reversing $4B in cuts over the estimate periods from the two preceding budgets as being the single most valuable lever available to the government to encourage business investment. The article had also noted industry lobby association StartupAUS’ […]

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Reports of Government Considering Tax Incentives for Commercialisation of IP

June 18th, 2019

The AFR has reported in articles this week that the government may consider incentives for the commercialisation of IP. This follows comments by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg who mentioned he would take a “close look” at the patent box tax incentive offered to companies in the UK whereby companies receive a lower tax rate on profits from intellectual property. Comments from technology sector industry leaders seemed to welcome the development around IP incentives, however, have noted that any introduction of an […]

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REAL ENERGY CORPORATION – R&D Activities Found to be Ineligible Following AusIndustry Review

May 27th, 2019

Real Energy Corporation Limited (ASX : RLE) have announced to the ASX that the company has received notice that AusIndustry has found the company’s R&D Activities for the FY14, FY15 and FY16 years to be ineligible.   During the period of the last three years, Real Energy Corporation Limited has been paid around $7.2 million in R&D Incentives and potentially unpaid R&D claims of around $6.5 million. The R&D activities related to development of gas extraction processes and in the […]

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