EMDG Applications: When will they be processed?

EMDG Applications: When will they be processed?

The figures that I will refer to in this post refer to EMDG applications for the 2015/16 financial year received during the period from 1 July 2016 to 28 February 2017. Austrade received a total of 3,537 applications which was an increase of 216 or 6.5% over the...
Export Grant Lodgements for the 15/16 year

Export Grant Lodgements for the 15/16 year

Austrade has released figures for the EMDG Export Grant applications for the 15/16 financial year. As the EMDG program is a capped program ($132m), it has become the norm that applicants who have had potential grants over $40,000, to have their second tranche payment...
Big numbers involved in R&D Tax Incentive

Big numbers involved in R&D Tax Incentive

Last week the Australian reported that CBA and the ATO were wrangling over an amount believed to be in excess of $100,000,000 arising from tax breaks claimed for R&D. In the same article, it was reported that the ANZ had used $44,000,000 in income tax offsets,...
First Accelerating Commercialisation grants awarded

First Accelerating Commercialisation grants awarded

Almost twelve months after the last funding was announced under the now discontinued Commercialisation Australia program, the first grants under the new Accelerating Commercialisation program have been awarded to two ACT companies. The first company to receive funding...
The cost of time

The cost of time

One of the areas that many R&D Tax Incentive applicants lose out on in the early stages of a new company undertaking eligible R&D activities is valuing their time spent on undertaking core activity experiments. I was on a call with a potential new applicant...

EMDG deadline

  The deadline for Export Grant applications for the 2013/14 financial year is Monday, the 2nd of March 2015. I was talking to a new client during the week and asked them what they had done with their application last year. The client replied “I...

EMDG Frequently Asked Questions

Applications open for 2014 EMDG applications on Tuesday 1 July 2014 and for self prepared applicant close on Monday the 1st of December and for applications lodged through certain Austrade approved consultants, the deadline is Monday the 2nd of March 2015. When...

The 2012/13 Grant Industry Report

For many potential applicants, advisers and consultants wanting to understand the amount of Government funding that is available to the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector, the process can be daunting. In my 2012/13 Grant Industry Report, I have set out the...