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Do You Factor R&D Into Your Next Year’s Cash Flow Forecast? 

If you already know that research and development is a vital part of your business and submitting a Tax Incentive claim is on your annual to-do list, maybe it’s time to change your perspective and start planning your business activities through the R&D lens and include your Research and Development and potential R&D Tax Incentive …

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How to keep R&D records in real-time to maximise your rebate 

If you’re claiming the R&D Tax Incentive, there needs to be a thorough and detailed paper trail that outlines the exact costs you incurred and the specific R&D activities that led to those costs. You also need to prove that the costs were incurred during the financial year you filed for the incentive, so time …

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What to do if flagged as “At-Risk” with the R&D Tax Incentive claim 
 

Have you been flagged as “at-risk”, or are worried you could be during this next tax season? Through this article, we will help shed light on what it means to be ‘at-risk’ and how to avoid being flagged when it comes to submitting your R&D Tax Incentive claim.   If flagged as “at-risk”, AusIndustry will …

What to do if flagged as “At-Risk” with the R&D Tax Incentive claim 
 
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R&D Incentive crackdown on claims that are not supported by evidence 

Australian Tax Office and AusIndustry have increased their expectations of the type of documentation companies should maintain. This is evident in several recent AAT cases, which have rejected R&D claims due to a lack of documentation kept as the experiments were being conducted.  The importance of record-keeping for a successful R&D Tax Incentive claim  To …

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5 ways Clearpoint Ventures can help improve your R&D Tax Incentive claim 

Accurate reporting and record-keeping are critical parts of an R&D Tax Incentive claim.   These are two of the most vital elements for businesses seeking to access the program as they underpin the eligibility of the claim for reimbursement of up to 43.5 per cent of research and development expenses.   Our services are designed to …

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R&D Tax Incentive for the Manufacturing Industry

The manufacturing sector is one of the largest and most profitable industries in Australia.  Spanning everything from food and beverage, tobacco, textiles and therapeutic goods to chemicals, machinery, metals and plastics, Australian manufacturing is responsible for producing so much of the products we use for work and leisure every day. Unfortunately, globalisation of manufacturing has …

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Test, refine, repeat: Why you need a prototype.

Get Crucial Feedback During The Product Development Process. If you’re familiar with the Product Development Process, you’ll understand the term “prototype” and how important prototyping is throughout the entire design process. From the first proof-of-concept, right through to pre-production, prototypes that look and perform exactly like the final product help to refine and perfect the …

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CSIRO: Every $1 invested in R&D creates $3.50 in benefits for Australia.

Many Australians know that investment in innovation is a key driver of Australia’s economic growth and prosperity. Innovation helps to cultivate new ways of thinking, promotes technological development and helps us solve the biggest challenges facing society today. However, few could describe the size of the relationship between Australia’s Research and Development spending and Economic …

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