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R&D Tax Incentive Deadline is Drawing Near

February 10th, 2014

Companies with a June year end that wish to claim the R&D Tax Incentive for activities conducted in the 2014 financial year need to register before 30 April 2015 to be eligible to claim. The R&D Tax Incentive can provide generous support in offsetting some of the costs of R&D to help your company undertake R&D activities and develop new products, services and processes. There are a few misconceptions surrounding the R&D Tax Incentive that may prevent some companies from […]

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Big businesses against R&D tax exclusions

January 31st, 2014

The recent submissions to the Economics Legislative Committee were an opportunity for business’ to voice their opinions on recent proposed R&D tax exclusions put forward in the Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013. Swanson Reed supported the proposed changes in our submission due to potential benefits to SMEs and the Australian economy (Click here to view our blog on our submission). However big businesses have used the opportunity to fight the proposed changes. The Australian reported on the […]

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Review R&D Case Law: substantiating an experiment – Compliance burden or insightful planning?

October 24th, 2013

Changes to the definition of eligible activities; uncertainties around the definition of new terms, such as dominant purpose; and recent decisions handed down in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) regarding substantiation have all contributed to additional uncertainty for taxpayers during the transition to the new R&D Tax Incentive. In the AAT, a number of decisions have been handed down, deciding against taxpayers on the basis that the documents provided were insufficient or inappropriate for substantiating the R&D claims. While the […]

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R&D Tax Incentive Claim for KBL Mining

May 31st, 2013

Australian resource company KBL Mining has advised it is lodging an R&D Tax Incentive claim for the 2011-12 financial year. The claim is for some AUD$12.5 million for R&D activities in process development. For the 2010 and 2011 financial years KBL received an R&D cash rebate  of $1.1 million. Eligibility for the rebate is subject to the Company meeting all relevant taxation eligibility criteria for obtaining a refundable tax offset and the claim may be reviewed by either the Australian Taxation […]

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