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Is an innovative workplace an oxymoron?

September 3rd, 2014

Is everyone an innovator or is nobody one? Every day we dream up new systems and processes on how to make our lives more efficient. But we are rarely pretentious enough to call ourselves innovative. Even Einstein said “imagination is more important than knowledge.” So does that mean I should win a Nobel Prize for the new back street I discovered while walking to the office this morning? Probably not… 1. Stop comparing yourself to other innovators When you think of […]

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Swanson Reed Risk Management

August 22nd, 2014

Swanson Reed understands security, tax risk management and audit control are critical to the success of your company’s research and development. At Swanson Reed pride ourselves in providing quality service with minimal risk to ensure your business receives the highest levels of quality assurance. Swanson Reed is certified to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 31000:2009 Risk Management Standard. As a result of this certification, you can be assured every claim prepared by Swanson Reed and our advisory services have undergone […]

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Research and development tax incentive calculator: About

August 19th, 2014

This calculator helps you calculate your research and development (R&D) tax offset claim. The research and development (R&D) tax incentive provides a targeted tax offset to encourage certain companies (R&D entities) to conduct R&D activities that benefit Australia. It provides generous benefits for companies performing eligible R&D activities and has the following two core components: a 43.5% refundable tax offset for eligible entities with an aggregated turnover of less than $20 million – unless they are controlled by tax exempt […]

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ATO ID 2012/89 – R&D Feedstock adjustments – creation of a prototype

August 15th, 2014

Does a ‘feedstock adjustment’ arise under section 355-465 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997) in relation to expenditure incurred by an ‘Research and Development (R&D) entity’ in creating a prototype which is a depreciating asset, but not one used in acquiring or producing any ‘feedstock inputs’? Simply, the answer is no. A feedstock adjustment does not arise under section 355-465 of the ITAA 1997 where an R&D entity incurs expenditure on constructing a prototype which is a tangible depreciating […]

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