R&D Tax Credit

Success of Australian Software Companies Linked to Investment in R&D

June 10th, 2019

A recent article published by AFR weekend has highlighted how investment in R&D has played a crucial role in the success of two growing local companies: Atlassian and Xero. Despite significantly growing revenues, both Atlassian and Xero have maintained a significant investment in R&D and product developments (figures quoted in the AFR article are R&D Spending of 36% and 31% of revenue respectively). Both companies have enjoyed continued success and significant rises in the value of their shares over recent […]

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REAL ENERGY CORPORATION – R&D Activities Found to be Ineligible Following AusIndustry Review

May 27th, 2019

Real Energy Corporation Limited (ASX : RLE) have announced to the ASX that the company has received notice that AusIndustry has found the company’s R&D Activities for the FY14, FY15 and FY16 years to be ineligible.   During the period of the last three years, Real Energy Corporation Limited has been paid around $7.2 million in R&D Incentives and potentially unpaid R&D claims of around $6.5 million. The R&D activities related to development of gas extraction processes and in the […]

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Northern Minerals Limited R&D Claim Update

May 20th, 2019

Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) have reported to the ASX that they have received notices that the company’s registrations for its research and development tax offset claims submitted for FY17 and FY18 have been considered ineligible by Ausindustry.   Irrespective of whether NTU will exercise its review rights under the IR&D Act, Northern Minerals Limited will be required to repay the ATO the R&D offsets paid up to date. Northern Minerals Limited have previously reported receipt of R&D Tax Offsets […]

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Labor Statements on Innovation Policy

April 16th, 2019

Opposition Innovation, Industry and Science Spokesman Senator Kim Carr has been quoted in the AFR today with respect to Labor’s innovation policy during the federal election campaign. Carr Indicated that if Labor were to win the election, he would work with AusIndustry, the ATO and Treasury with respect to reviewing the processes for compliance assessments of R&D claims. Carr indicated that striking a balance between programme integrity and ensuring that claimants aren’t treated unjustly is important to ensuring the best […]

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