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Tax Discussion White Paper “Re:think” – Swanson Reed Submission

June 2nd, 2015

This submission outlines our view in response to the Australian Federal Government’s Tax Discussion White Paper “Re:think”. Re:think contains two questions concerning innovation: Question 39: Does the R&D tax incentive encourage companies to conduct R&D activities that would otherwise not be conducted in the absence of government support? Would alternative approaches better achieve this objective and, if so, how? Question 40: What other taxation incentives, including changes to existing measures, are appropriate to encourage investment in innovation and entrepreneurship? Australia […]

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Enrolments Open for the TaxTrex 2017 Record Keeping Program

May 27th, 2015

With the 2017 financial year fast approaching, Swanson Reed is calling all companies and accountants to enrol in our TaxTrex 2017 record keeping program. Enrolments will be open from now until 30 June. To claim the R&D Tax Incentive, companies must collect timestamped documentation detailing the progress of their R&D projects. TaxTrex simplifies this process into three 20 minute surveys allowing companies to meet compliance requirements as quickly and pain-free as possible. Click here to enrol now By enrolling in TaxTrex […]

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R&D Tax claim for companies before 30 June

May 20th, 2015

The following R&D tax claim information will apply to companies that: have recently submitted a 2014 R&D claim; and intend to submit a 2015 R&D Claim. Upcoming AusIndustry Compliance Activity Over the next few months, AusIndustry will likely start compliance activity for FY14 applications that were lodged around the April 30 deadline. If reviewed, companies claiming the R&D Tax Incentive must substantiate to AusIndustry that: the registered activities occurred; and the claimed activities were in accordance with the R&D Tax […]

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R&D Tax: Deadline for FY14 and new Feedstock guidance

April 20th, 2015

30 April 2015 is the deadline to claim the R&D Tax Incentive for eligible activities conducted during the year ended 30 June 2014 (ie last financial year). Any companies still seeking to lodge FY14 claims should take action ASAP to ensure their activities are adequately assessed and described within their registration applications. This includes the need to provide detail of: The specific Core experimental activities undertaken during FY14; Observations and conclusions of the experimental activities; Why knowledge gained from the experimental activities is new; How […]

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