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Possible changes to $3 billion R&D tax incentive budget

April 5th, 2018

The Australian Financial Review have today released an article in relation to the $3 billion R&D tax incentive budget. During comments at the AFR wealth summit, Treasurer Scott Morrison indicated changes to the R&D tax incentive may be forthcoming in the upcoming May budget. The Government may choose to adopt the recommendations from the ISA report, one of which recommends bigger businesses being required to meet a 1 per cent intensity threshold before being eligible to claim non-refundable offsets. Mr […]

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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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