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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 is a specialist R&D tax partner with KPMG and heads its R&D practice in Sydney. He has extensive experience in providing both private and public sector clients with technical advice in relation to all types of R&D and Government Grants and Incentives. - Current at 12 September 2011
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This was presented at Cash for your Clients: R&D Tax Concessions & Government Grants .

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