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R&D Tax Incentive Deadline is Fast Approaching

March 21st, 2013

As the R&D Incentive deadline looms, companies are reminded that they need to register before 30 April to be eligible to claim for R&D activities for the 2012 financial year. This is the first year the benefits of the new R&D Tax Incentive will be seen.  The R&D Tax Incentive (which replaced the R&D Tax Concession), provides generous support for companies who spent over $20,000 on experimental activities in FY2012.  Companies with an aggregated turnover of less $20 million could […]

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Swanson Reed appear in the Financial Review

March 13th, 2013

With the government’s recent R&D cuts from groups with revenue over $20 billion, there is some uncertainty surrounding the Australia’s commitment to research and development.  A recent article in the Australian Financial Review explores the possibility that Australian businesses might look to invest elsewhere where R&D tax credits are more stable.

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Application Form for R&D Tax Incentive 2012 is now available

June 27th, 2012

From 1 July 2012 companies can begin to claim under the new R&D Tax Incentive.  The R&D Tax Application Form is now available on the AusIndustry website. The new legislation contains some significant changes, which any company intending to claim R&D for the 2011 tax year should be aware of.  The new legislation provides the following incentives for companies: 45% refundable tax credit where turnover is below $20m (150% deduction) 40% non refundable tax credit where turnover is above $20m […]

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