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Federal Government Flags Potential Further R&D Tax Changes to Help Fintech Industry

February 10th, 2020

The Australian newspaper has highlighted a speech to the Australian Computer Society on Friday made by Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg, who is chairing a committee examining Australia’s fintech sector.   The article noted that: The government is mulling a number of policy shifts to make life easier for start-ups; Senator Bragg is quoted as saying: “FinTech Australia tells us the R&D tax incentive is the number one regulatory issue for fintechs. They tell us the importance of the R&D tax incentive […]

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Potential AusIndustry and ATO Lodgement Concessions for Bushfire Impacted Companies

February 6th, 2020

Many areas of regional Australia have been impacted by severe bushfires over the summer. Published on the AusIndustry website recently is the following extract: If you’ve been impacted by these bushfires, we don’t want you to be concerned about your R&D Tax Incentive claims. Now is the time to focus on yourself, your family and community; If your business is in an impacted area listed on the ATO website, and has been affected by this disaster, find out how we […]

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Senate Set To Consider Latest R&D Tax Reform Bill

January 29th, 2020

Federal parliament is scheduled to resume for the year next week. InnovationAus reported today that a “showdown” is looming on the proposed reforms to the R&D Tax Legislation. The Government had previously sought to pass R&D Tax reforms announced in the 2018 federal budget, however these were not enacted as law following concerns raised by the Senate Economics Committee, largely due to complexity of the proposed intensity threshold. The Government has reintroduced a slightly modified R&D reform bill in December […]

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Argent Minerals – Market Update On AusIndustry Findings

January 28th, 2020

Argent Minerals Ltd, a base metal explorer announced to the market in January 2019 that AusIndustry had issued a finding that the company’s Registered Activities for FY16 and FY17 were not eligible R&D Activities, with a liability of approximately $1.4M in dispute. Argent Minerals indicated within this January announcement that they remained of the view that the Registered Activities were indeed eligible R&D Activities, and that the company would exercise its right to have an independent internal review of the […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
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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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Krishna Gungaram
Manager, Hobart
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