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We only deliver 100% successful compliant R&D tax incentive applications with the best financial outcomes

Can you benefit from the R&D Tax Incentive program?

Are you the owner of a small to medium-sized business and have come up with an innovative solution to one more problem in your business?

Have you developed a new product feature or design, or have you developed a new process or manufacturing method that is new in your industry?

You may be doing R&D that is eligible for the R&D Tax Incentive and not even know it. Perhaps you have heard about the R&D Tax Incentive program, but don’t know how to access it.

If you are a small business (turnover < $20M), then you could be entitled to a tax refund or credit of up to 43.5% of your R&D expenditure. See R&D Tax Incentive changes in 2020/2021 Budget.

TechAbstract was born from the company’s director Jamie Collins time at AusIndustry as a field auditor of the then R&D Tax Concession and the knowledge gained a decade ago coupled with STEM substance has produced

About you

You are the owner, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technical Officer, Chief Operating Officer or the Chief Financial Officer in a small to medium-sized business. You could even be the accountant for this business.

Forget about R&D stereotypes – you don’t need to be a high-tech company to be doing eligible R&D. Many small businesses do R&D and don’t even realise it.

You could be baking bread, making chocolates or developing innovative software applications. You just need to have worked out a creative new solution to a problem in your business. See Who can claim the R&D Tax Incentive and R&D Tax Incentive – what is it?

Sound like you? Contact TechAbstract R&D Tax Incentive today for a complimentary assessment.

Software research in knowledge science is pretty abstract at the best of times. At CognitiveAI we have sought help from a number of organisations, from big 4 to individual specialists in claiming R&D rebates. The previous explanations were inadequate as they did not realise the importance of actually understanding what we were doing, why we were doing it and where it fitted into the broader research spectrum.

We have now employed Jamie Collins and Ian Combes from TechAbstract. They have exhibited a deep understanding of the AusIndustry requirements and have been able to describe our research in terms that AusIndustry can relate to. I highly recommend TechAbstract.

Don Tonkin

CTO, Cognitive Software Group

R&D Tax Incentive Services

Why use an R&D Tax Incentive specialist?

An R&D Tax Incentive consultant will have an intimate knowledge of the R&D Tax Incentive requirements and can ensure that your application is fully compliant (See R&D Tax Incentive – eligibility) whilst ensuring that you claim all the eligible R&D activities that you are entitled to.

As with other government assistance programs, there is documentation that must be prepared for both the AusIndustry and the ATO R&D Tax Incentive applications.

An R&D Tax Incentive consultant can prepare both AusIndustry and ATO applications, demonstrating your compliance while minimizing your time requirements.

More Information 

The best thing you can do is discuss your R&D with an R&D Tax Incentive consultant. It costs nothing and will answer all your questions.

However, if you are keen to know more about the R&D Tax Incentive before you talk to a consultant, there are a variety of resources available on the AusIndustry website (see  Offset your R&D costs to help innovate and grow your business) and here on TechAbstract webpage that explains:

  • What the R&D Tax Incentive is, and how it works
  • Who can claim the R&D Tax Incentive, what you can claim, and how much you can claim.
  • How to identify the right R&D Tax Incentive consultant for you
  • How to get started with the R&D Tax Incentive

There is also an extensive blog page and an extensive FAQ, so feel free to browse.

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How TechAbstract can help

Why engage TechAbstract? Tech Abstract is a specialist in the R&D Tax Incentive – it is all we do, so we are very good at it.

If you engage TechAbstract, we will ‘dive’ into your R&D activities and extract all your R&D activities that are eligible under the R&D Tax Incentive.

  • We know that your time is valuable and that you want to minimize your time commitment as much as possible.
  • We also know that you want to claim as much of your R&D as you can
  • However, you also want to be confident that your application is not only eligible and fully compliant but also readily assessable as such by AusIndustry.

Once we have registered your R&D activities with AusIndustry, we will work with you and your accountant to identify all eligible expenses related to the claimed R&D activities and file the R&D Tax Schedule with the Australian Taxation office.

R&D Tax Incentive Case Studies

TechAbstract has overseen over 400 successful applications for many Australian businesses. Check out some of our case studies to gain a better insight into some of the clients we have helped.

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Industries we service

TechAbstract has clients in the following industries:

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Civil engineering

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Applied science

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Electrical engineering

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Software engineering

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Food & beverage

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Structural engineering

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Building & construction

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Information technology

Waste management

Need assistance with your R&D Tax Incentive application?

Speak to the expert team at TechAbstract today