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What are Non Core R&D Tax Incentive Activities?

February 10th, 2016

Indeed, the research and development (R&D) tax incentive can cause confusion when determining what can and cannot be claimed. This is particularly the case for what activities actually qualify for the incentive (core activities), and which ones do not (non core). In our latest blog, we described that core R&D activities are essentially the experimental undertakings conducted to generate new knowledge (The R&D Tax Incentive: Glossary of Frequently Used Terms). However, what exactly is considered non core R&D activities when pertaining […]

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The R&D Tax Incentive: Glossary of Frequently Used Terms

February 8th, 2016

Undeniably, confusion still reigns for many small business owners applying for the R&D Tax Incentive. Indeed, even the jargon littered throughout the description of the scheme could give anyone without a tax background a head spin. In light of this, we’ve collated a glossary of key terms to help businesses better understand the incentive and what we’re talking about. R&D Tax Incentive The R&D Tax Incentive is an entitlement scheme that aids businesses seeking to conduct research and development in order […]

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The Resilience of the Australian Economy

February 5th, 2016

Traditionally, February marks the wind down of summer and the beginning of the calendar year for business in Australia. Despite cricket and tennis filling our screens over the holiday break, economy and the financial market now takes the precedence in many individuals’ agendas. However, with considerable instability in global financial markets already this year, it’s important to underline how well the economy is doing. In particular, if one was to compare to the dark clouds on the international horizon. Reflecting […]

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What Are the Fees for Assistance With the R&D Tax Incentive?

February 4th, 2016

The preparation of an R&D Tax Incentive Registration form can often spur feelings of love and hate in equal measure.  Love – because if eligibility requirements are ratified, companies can obtain a generous cash rebate or a reduction in payable tax. Hate – because determining entitlement and the concept of drafting the registration form alone can be bewildering and arduous, with a potential audit a haunting concern. However, the R&D Tax Incentive is more broadly applicable than people realise. Rather, […]

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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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Sophie Mercer
Principal, Adelaide
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David Greatwich
Principal, Perth
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Myriam Risch
Manager, Hobart
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