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Does the R&D Tax Incentive Need Changing?

March 3rd, 2016

In launching the National Innovation and Science Agenda last year, the Australian Government announced that they would be undertaking a review of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive programme to make it better accessible to the business sector. At present, the review is currently underway and it is expected to report to Government in April 2016. Proposing the question, does Australia’s R&D Tax Incentive need changing? The Current Performance In its current form, Australia has a competitive R&D tax […]

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How Start-ups Can Benefit From the Overlooked R&D Tax Incentive

March 2nd, 2016

From finding a $20 note in your back pocket to discovering a gold mine of spare change lurking in the cushions of your sofa, undeniably, the act of finding money is exhilarating. Your mind wanders as you begin to envision the endless possibilities available to you and your new found money. However, in the back your mind, a lingering voice pries, “are there other saving opportunities I may be missing out on?’ As a start-up you may be disregarding savings […]

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Tax Incentives Vs a Grant-Based System –  Which is best for stimulating R&D in Australia?

March 1st, 2016

When it comes to policies bridging the gap between the ‘laboratory’ and the marketplace, companies will typically look to either grant funding or tax incentives. Previously, we’ve delved into the differences between government grants and the Research and Development (R&D) tax incentive in Australia. However, where support for R&D is called for, an important question remains: should reliance by placed on cash support (grants), or on the tax system as a mechanism to deliver credits or allowances (or a combination […]

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How Valuable is Australia’s Refundable R&D Tax Offset on a Global Scale?

February 29th, 2016

Ultimately, investing in research and development (R&D) is key to increasing innovation, productivity and competitive advantage. It is not only beneficial for businesses, but is also advantageous for the economy of our country. In fact, for many multinational companies, Australia has become the centre of their global R&D activities. This is primarily due to a highly skilled workforce, suitable infrastructure and a favourable R&D tax incentive program. Australia’s R&D Tax Incentive, which has replaced the R&D Tax Concession since the 1st of […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
Mob: 0401 997 584
Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
Tel: (02) 8006 0559
Mob: 0411 718 565
Andy Nguyen
Principal, Brisbane
Tel: (07) 3221 1499
Mob: 0407 750 249
Sophie Mercer
Principal, Adelaide
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David Greatwich
Principal, Perth
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Mob: 0468 386 250
Myriam Risch
Manager, Hobart
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Mob: 0401 262 591

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