Innovation policy and the R&D Tax Incentive

Innovation policy and the R&D Tax Incentive
Webinar via Zoom

In the current environment, the R&D Tax Incentive has never been a more welcome source of cashflow for companies.

The last few years have witnessed significant activity from the R&D program administrators (AusIndustry and the ATO) as well as the Federal Government in relation to Innovation Policy and R&D Tax Incentives, leading to significant shifts in the landscape and uncertainty for taxpayers. On top of the program benefits and how they can be accessed, we will discuss a range of key recent R&D developments and COVID implications, including landmark Federal Court decisions, the Small Business Ombudsman’s review of the R&D Tax Incentive, and proposed legislative changes in order to provide a thorough understanding of the current landscape and opportunities.

This is an interactive session and there will also be the opportunity for Q&A.

Jessica Olivier - Partner

Jess leads the East Coast R&D practice for RSM, providing specialist R&D Tax incentive compliance and consulting services. Jess holds membership with the Institute of Chartered Accounts in the UK and Australia, and commenced her Tax career in the UK in 2000. Jess has worked in Australia since 2005, specialising in R&D Tax for the last 14 years. She assists clients from a broad range of industries (including manufacturing, engineering and technology), to optimise their R&D tax benefits.

Prior to joining RSM, Jess was a Director at PwC where she also worked on many start-us and SMEs as well as listed companies and multinational groups. She started as a Senior R&D Consultant undertaking full preparation of the R&D claims, through to a Manager role coordinating the claim process, and as a Director where she was responsible for the strategic direction and risk profile of the R&D claims for the client, including identifying previously unconsidered projects or substantial new opportunities for inclusion within the R&D claim(s).

Matt McCarthy – Assistant Manager

Matt is an R&D Assistant Manager specialising in R&D Tax incentive services in the Applied and Physical Sciences. Matt is a CA member and holds a Bachelor of Medical Science majoring in Neuroscience and a Masters of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance.

Matt has extensive experience in the full preparation of R&D claims across the physics, chemical, engineering, software engineering and mathematical sciences, with a key specialisation in the defence of R&D Tax related audits from AusIndustry. This includes the application of scientific and legislative knowledge to various emerging technologies such as Blockchain, novel chemical and construction solutions, and novel combinations of software and physical sciences such as in mass spectrometry, radio frequency and energy conversion applications.



6/4/2020 4:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time

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