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What Could Australia Learn From Sweden’s Innovation Model?

May 3rd, 2016

A century ago, Sweden was among the poorest nations in Europe. It’s a small country, home to just 0.13 per cent of the global population. Yet today, it is a world leader in innovation. In fact, the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2010, an index published by the European Commission, ranks Sweden as the leading country for innovation among EU member states. Fittingly, Australia’s latest Prime Minister has recently pinned the country’s economic renaissance on an ‘Ideas Boom’, where innovation and technology drive […]

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Final Days to Register Activities for the R&D Tax Incentive

May 2nd, 2016

This year, April 30 transpired on a Saturday which has subsequently extended the R&D tax incentive registration deadline to today (2 May 2016). Moreover, as it is a public holiday in Queensland today, Queensland-based entities may lodge registrations until tomorrow (3 May 2016). As per previous years, the R&D tax incentive registration deadline is 10 months after a company’s financial year end. Thus, for companies with a June 30 financial year-end, they will typically need to register their R&D activities […]

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How the R&D Tax Incentive Tax Offset Works

April 29th, 2016

In its current form, the R&D Tax Incentive is an easily accessed and significant program that can provide generous benefits to eligible companies. In fact, the refundable (‘cash out’) component of Australia’s R&D incentive is the most generous when compared to other OECD countries around the world. Indeed, the R&D Tax Incentive is the Federal Government’s largest financial program to encourage companies to innovate. It has a minimum spend of $20,000 and is administered jointly by AusIndustry (on behalf of Innovation […]

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CSL Urges R&D Tax Incentive Safeguard

April 26th, 2016

In launching the innovation and science agenda in December, the Australian Government announced that they would be undertaking a review of the R&D Tax Incentive programme.  At present, the review is currently ongoing by a panel led by Bill Ferris and it is expected to report to Government in April 2016.  However, the announcement of a review has resulted in companies underlining their apprehensions about changes to the initiative. Most recently, CSL has joined industry appeals to the federal government to […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
Mob: 0435 713 493
Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
Tel: (02) 8006 0559
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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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Mob: 0468 386 250
Sarah Guan
Manager, Hobart
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Mob: 0401 262 591

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