Proposed changes to EMDG for 2014/15

  Certain proposed changes to the EMDG Act will make good reading to many exporters, including those exporters that are starting the export journey and who may not have had the financial resources to commit and meet the current threshold limits. It would appear...

Online export sales – how can EMDG help?

For the financial year 2012/13, Australian exports amounted to $301.5b. PayPal Australia has estimated that the value of Australian exports sold over the internet is currently $5.6b and would rise to $15b in 2016. Since 2007/08, total exports have increased by an...

Some Key R&D Tax Incentive Points from an AAT Case

AusIndustry has in this post set out some key R&D Tax Incentive lessons that can be learnt from the Mt Owen AAT case. Background Mount Owen Pty Ltd had an open-cut coal mine and had claimed for R&D activities at the mine during the period January 2000 to 31...

EMDG – the dreaded year three application conundrum

I had a meeting with a new client last week where we discussed an Export Grant situation that many startup company’s find themselves in. The client had a product but the industry that they are in has a long lead time when it comes to getting a purchase order and...