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The Australian R&D tax concession legislative highlights presentation


The journey to market can be long and costly for companies investing in innovation. Improving a company's technological competitiveness requires risk capital. The R&D tax concession provides opportunities for these innovators to mitigate the after tax costs by claiming tax incentives. Accelerated deductions of 125% for eligible expenditure, a tailored program to cash out tax losses to the extent of R&D spend for small business (R&D Tax Offset) and the ability to apply for a 175% premium tax concession after satisfying specific eligibility criteria form the basis of the incentive to innovate.

Topics covered by this presentation include:

  • the financial benefits of R&D tax concessions (or R&D tax offset)
  • the key eligibility criteria
  • case studies covering products, processes and services
  • the international premium R&D concession
  • the implications for self-assessment (ATO/AusIndustry).

Author profile:

Paul Van Bergen ATI
Paul heads KPMG Sydney’s R&D Incentives Group and is responsible for the R&D claims of a broad range of clients including those involved in manufacturing and process intensive activities. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in R&D Tax Concession claims. He specialises in integrating R&D tax compliance requirements into client’s planning procedures to ensure real-time capturing of the information necessary for robust R&D tax claims. Current at 12 September 2011 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Paul VAN BERGEN.

This was presented at Cash for your Clients: R&D Tax Concessions & Government Grants.

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The Australian R&D tax concession legislative highlights

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