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R&D Tax Incentive Review

October 10th, 2016

As part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda launched in December 2015, the government instigated a review of the R&D Tax Incentive programme, chaired by Mr Bill Ferris AC (Innovation Australia), DR Alan Finkel AO (Chief Scientist) and Mr John Fraser (Secretary to the Treasury). The review sought to identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and integrity of the programme and sought submissions from a variety of stakeholders (download the Swanson Reed submission here). The results of the review […]

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How Swanson Reed Can Help You Finance Your R&D Tax Credit

September 28th, 2016

While tax credits can help you free up cash flow and additional resources in the future, they often don’t help you in the here and now. In fact, many companies feel they have to forgo the complicated application process just to keep their businesses running smoothly. However, Swanson Reed, a leading specialist in R&D tax credits, has developed a referral system to help companies apply for their entitlements and still have enough money to keep up their good work. We […]

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Boost Your Competitive Advantage Through R&D

September 21st, 2016

              Businesses that develop a research and development (R&D) strategy are more likely to grow and succeed. Why is this? In performing R&D, companies must internally review their processes and technologies in order to identify issues. With these weaknesses targeted, both the products and services offered can be improved upon. Innovation enables productivity and customer satisfaction to increase thereby strengthening the company’s competitive advantage.   Developing a Strategy Each strategy is unique, depending on […]

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Omnibus Bill – Reduction in R&D Tax Offset Rate

September 19th, 2016

The Omnibus Bill passed both houses of parliament last week and included $6.5 billion of savings measures. Included within these measures was a uniform 1.5% reduction in the R&D Tax Offset rates applying for income years starting on or after 1 July 2016. Whilst returning the budget to surplus is an important task for the government, this reduction is disappointing as the R&D Tax Incentive is the primary mechanism for inducing corporate investment in R&D Activity. The stability 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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Sarah Guan
Manager, Hobart
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