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December 19, 2019

Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s Review of the R&D Tax Incentive

The much anticipated Review into the R&D Tax Incentive (R&DTI) conducted by the Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate...

December 17, 2019

R&D Tax Incentive Reforms Back on the Parliamentary Agenda

Just when we thought that the R&D tax reforms proposed by the Federal Coalition Government in its 2018 Budget were...

November 7, 2019

“Incidental and ancillary” in the Context of Overseas based R&D Activities

Advance finding for overseas activities Generally only R&D activities conducted in Australia will qualify for the R&D Tax Incentive. If...

August 21, 2019

R&D Activities – Text, Context and Purpose

Australian coal mining company Moreton Resources has won a Full Federal Court appeal over the R&D tax offset claims it...

August 5, 2019

Software Claims

The Regulators have issued additional software guidance, namely ‘Software activities in the R&D Tax Incentive’ and ‘Guide to common errors’...

August 5, 2019

Update from the State Reference Group

AusIndustry and the ATO recently convened and jointly hosted a State Reference Group (SRG) meeting. SRG forums provide a select...

July 30, 2019

Quarterly Payments Back on the Table

Cash flow. Cash flow, cash flow, cash flow. Two little words that can either make or break a business. Start-ups...

July 30, 2019

Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme – Part 1

The Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme was announced under the 2014-15 Commonwealth Budget, replacing previous programs such as Commercialisation Australia and the...

July 30, 2019

Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme – Part 2

Research Connections (commenced 1 September 2014) The objective of Research Connections, the second element of the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme, is...

July 30, 2019

Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme – Part 3

3. Accelerating Commercialisation (commenced 1 November 2014) The third and final element of the Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Programme (EIP), Accelerating Commercialisation (AC),...

July 30, 2019

What Does Australia’s Performance in Innovation Look Like?

The Australia Innovation System Report is compiled annually by the Office of the Chief Economist and explores quantitative and qualitative...

July 30, 2019

Budget 2015: Any Love For Innovation?

The 2015 Budget sees no hugely significant changes to innovation funding. The flagship R&D Tax Incentive remained untouched, whilst funding for various...