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NSW establish R&D Advisory Council as BCA calls for more national action to address Australian decline

October 28th, 2019

The AFR has reported that the NSW Government is to form a new advisory council, chaired by David Gonski with a brief to make NSW “the R&D leader within Australia and a world-class contributor”. Forming of the NSW R&D council has also come among calls from the Business Council of Australia for more to be done nationally. The AFR article highlights that Australia has fallen to 22nd in the latest Global Innovation Index, which measures a country’s inventiveness from research and […]

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Fintechs declare access to strong R&D Tax Programmes key to keeping R&D in Australia

October 18th, 2019

The Age has reported the results of a recent EY census of Fintech companies, which has found consensus among respondents who consider that having access to strong R&D tax programs increased the likelihood of keeping their business onshore rather than moving overseas. The census paper noted that: “Generous R&D tax incentive programs are available overseas and for Australia’s nearest neighbors Indonesia, Hong Kong and New Zealand, are seeing increased funding from governments with popular support from industry,” “Australia must be competitive […]

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Monadelphous discloses it will submit no R&D claim for current period

October 15th, 2019

As has been reported in the media previously, MONADELPHOUS GROUP LIMITED has recognised a 6.3M provision in its FY19 results with respect to a potential repayment of base tax liability for disputed R&D Claims in the FY15 and FY16 periods. Monadelphous announced to the ASX in May 2019 that the company had received notices of amended assessments from the ATO relating to findings by Innovation Australia that R&D Activities registered in the FY15 and FY16 periods were not eligible, and […]

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Real Energy Corporation Limited provides update on status of R&D Dispute

October 8th, 2019

Within its recently released annual report, Real Energy Corporation Limited (ASX: RLE) has provided an update on the status of the company’s dispute with AusIndustry/ISA over the eligibility of its R&D activities. The company had previously received an adverse finding for the company’s R&D Tax Registrations during the FY14, FY15 and FY16 periods, with corresponding tax offsets in dispute totaling around $7.2M. RLE had appealed the adverse findings to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) as was previously reported to the market […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
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Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
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Principal, Brisbane
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