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CEBO Purchase of R B Turner Pty Ltd

The team at CEBO is delighted to announce that we have recently purchased the business of R B Turner Pty Ltd – an R&D Tax Specialist of long standing. This adds a significant number of valuable clients to our list....

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R&D Industry Analysis for the 2012-13 Financial Year

Applications, for the 2012-13 financial year, showed substantial growth for the company over the previous period and ongoing contracts indicate that this strong trend will continue. The chart below illustrates the way in which a range of industry segments made...

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R&D Tax Incentive — Are you Claiming Enough?

Every year we assist many companies in their application to obtain benefits from the R&D Tax Incentive scheme and we consistently find that there is a tendency to UNDERSTATE the amount of time that management and staff legitimately spend on...

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Can you claim a notional deduction for expenditure you incur to an associate?

If you incur an amount of expenditure to an associate and you pay the amount in the same year, you can claim a notional deduction for that amount in that year (provided you meet all other eligibility requirements for the...

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Trustee Companies and the R&D Tax Incentive

The various iterations of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Benefit programs have consistently prohibited trustee companies from being applicants for the program. We have raised this issue with the Australian Tax Office and can confirm that operating companies, that...

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Market Research as an Eligible R&D Activity

Market research par say is excluded from the R&D Tax Benefits program as a ‘core’ R&D activity. To illustrate, the following is a quotation from the Senate Economics Legislation Committee that considered the proposed amendment to the Act (now Law):...

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Research and Development (R&D) Tax Benefits to Double for the 2011-12 Year

The R&D Tax Concession/Offset Program (Existing Conditions) The IR&D Act is in the process of being amended and the benefits for our clients will, as a result, be significantly improved. The current benefit is a 25% loading on tax deductions...

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R&D Illustrative Case Studies

  Case Study 1 – Jobbing Shop (Job Shop) with turnover greater than $20 million Job Shop tenders for job lots of, say, fifty units for the major telecommunications companies in Australia. Until we met with the company it had...

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Treatment of Confidential Information by Government Employees

We have asked the relevant Government Departments for clarification of the extent to which they are constrained in dealing with ‘commercially-in-confidence’ material provided by applicants in applying for government support through R&D Tax Concessions, Export Market Development Grants and other,...

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R&D Definitions

The following statements aim to clarify the definition of projects and activities eligible for the R&D Tax Concession (existing conditions) and Credits (proposed changes to the program). Core R&D Activities 1)     Object of Each project must contain one core R&D...

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