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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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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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Innovation Is Still On The Government’s Agenda

February 27th, 2018

The Turnbull government’s “ideas boom” was not a hit with voters, with disruption being seen as either unrelatable or frightening by many. However, in a February 2018 interview with the Australian Financial Review, Michaelia Cash, Minister for Innovation and Jobs, advised that innovation was still an important part of the government’s agenda. Cash has been reassuring Australians that innovation and new technology have indeed been shown to create jobs, rather than reduce them. Senator Cash said that the majority of […]

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innovAGEING – Australia’s First Aged Care Innovation Network

February 22nd, 2018

Australia’s ageing population means that over 1 million aged care staff will be needed by 2050. This presents numerous opportunities for technological and service-based change in the sector. innovAGEING is Australia’s first innovation network for aged care services and aims to encourage progressive thinkers and practitioners in the industry. The innovAGEING program aims to improve the lives of the elderly, helping them to maintain their independence and allowing them to have more say in their way of living. It promotes the […]

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