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Clinical Trials R&D Tax Incentives

May 29th, 2013

A report of Australian clinical trial costs is flawed according to Industry claims. The report on the global competitiveness of 14 countries came out this time last year, in which Australia was ranked as the second most expensive country to run clinical trials. Australian R&D Industry representatives are now making noise in response to the report. The report rankings were based on areas such as labour costs, transport, facility lease costs and utilities such as electricity. Exact data sources are unclear […]

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AusIndustry R&D Tax Incentive Workshops

May 8th, 2013

The R&D Tax Incentive provides targeted, generous and easy to access support for eligible R&D activity. Companies are able to register and claim the new R&D Tax Incentive benefit from 1 July 2012. AusIndustry is holding registration ready workshops to help SME’s, first time registrants and smaller consultants/ tax agents better understand and register for the R&D Tax Incentive. The workshops aim to provide an overview of the program covering the following: general knowledge and benefits of the program the program’s eligibility […]

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Another R&D Boost for Australian Mining

April 26th, 2013

Perth based copper-gold explorer, Empire Resources Ltd has received an R&D Tax offset payment totalling AUD $498,631. The Government support breaks down to an R&D Tax offset payment for the metallurgical and processing techniques used by the company to evaluate and advance the high grade A Zone deposit at its wholly-owned Yuinmery copper-gold project. Managing Director, Mr David Sargeant said “The scale of the payment is also such that it provides a substantial financial injection into Empire, rewarding shareholders’ faith […]

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Hadrian Fraval Nominees Pty Ltd and FCT [2013] AATA 127

April 22nd, 2013

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently drew specific attention to the case of Hadrian Fraval Nominees Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation in its Large Business Bulletin released in September 2013. Facts The Tribunal affirmed the Commissioner’s decision that Hadrian Fraval Nominees Pty Ltd (HFN) was not entitled to claim the R&D Tax Concession for the 2004 year, and in the 2005 year HFN was entitled to an amount significantly less than was claimed.  As a result, the AAT imposed penalties at the […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
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Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
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Andy Nguyen
Principal, Brisbane
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Kieu McKellar
Manager, Adelaide
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David Greatwich
Principal, Perth
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Sarah Guan
Manager, Hobart
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