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How the R&D Tax Incentive Can Help Your Business

Is your mind buzzing with new product, process or service ideas? Innovation is the key to economic growth and a better quality of life for all Australians. However, it comes at a cost. Industry leaks also make it impossible for innovators to benefit from their own inventions. Innovate without fear when you claim the [...]

By | 2019-10-23T12:53:23+11:00 October 23rd, 2019|Innovation and R&D Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on How the R&D Tax Incentive Can Help Your Business

Australian Startup Owners Face These Challenges on a Daily Basis

The idea of self-employment might seem glamorous to some, conjuring images of young CEOs pounding on their keyboards in fancy coffee shops or answering emails beachside, but the reality couldn’t be more different. The first three years in business are critical – the Australian Bureau of Statistics states that over 60% of small businesses [...]

By | 2019-09-24T13:59:29+11:00 September 24th, 2019|Education, Small Business|Comments Off on Australian Startup Owners Face These Challenges on a Daily Basis

A Closer Look at the Accelerating Commercialisation Grant

A Closer Look at the Accelerating Commercialisation Grant Australia hit new milestones for capital venture investments last year, with businesses raising $1.23 billion in funding, according to KPMG. That’s more than seven times the amount raised in 2012 and 2013. So if you have a novel idea that can disrupt the market, there’s no [...]

By | 2019-08-30T15:12:22+11:00 August 30th, 2019|Government, Innovation and R&D Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on A Closer Look at the Accelerating Commercialisation Grant

Australian Government Grants that Startups and SME should look into in 2019

Startups succeed or fail based on the cash they can access. So where can you get cash to give the business the best chance of success? There are 4 options: Use your owns funds Secure a loan from a bank. Find investors - Family and Friends. Access government grants Every year there are over [...]

By | 2019-08-15T16:02:53+11:00 August 15th, 2019|Government, Small Business|Comments Off on Australian Government Grants that Startups and SME should look into in 2019

R&D Scheme Rort

On 3 July 2017 the SMH reported on millions of dollars rorted from the R&D Tax Scheme. The assistance provided to reputable companies by this scheme is invaluable. Pattens are committed to supporting honest companies obtain the maximum benefit from all grants.

By | 2019-07-23T19:31:21+11:00 July 5th, 2017|Government, Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on R&D Scheme Rort

Disappointing EMDG Payout

Austrade advised the final payment for the 2015/16 grant year is 64.50483 cents in the dollar for payments above the initial payment ceiling amount of $40,000 making the maximum EMDG grant payable only $110,955.  Pattens have over 40 years’ experience in EMDG Claims.

By | 2017-07-04T16:59:01+11:00 July 4th, 2017|Government, Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on Disappointing EMDG Payout

Engineering Design

With over 25 years’ experience in engineering design, construction and the installation of a large range of both naval and commercial hardware, the recent receipt of $350,000 cash for their R&D Tax Incentive claim was an acknowledgement of our clients expertise.

By | 2017-07-04T17:01:37+11:00 June 15th, 2017|Government, Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on Engineering Design

Grant Expertise

Congratulations to our client, an innovative data analysis company, who was recently awarded $1,000,000 for an Accelerating Commercialisation claim.  The success continues to highlight the expertise Pattens have in sophisticated large grant applications.

By | 2017-07-04T17:00:22+11:00 May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grant Expertise

R&D Integrity

The Australian: 27 March, 2017 suggest “most major companies use R&D Tax Credits to rort taxpayers.” With over 35 years’ experience claiming R&D, Pattens have never been involved in any dishonest or questionable activity. Our claims are impeccable and can withstand any scrutiny.

By | 2017-07-05T16:23:27+11:00 March 28th, 2017|Government, Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on R&D Integrity