Pattens Group will be conducting information sessions to help businesses learn how to access and best use the new R&D Tax Incentive to drive the development of new ideas, products and processes.  We encourage all business owners to attend as the R&D Tax Incentive can be an invaluable source of funding for developing creativity in Australian businesses. The new scheme is a huge opportunity for Australian firms developing new and innovative products, processes and services.

The new incentive is designed to support more companies – so it is important that people who may not have considered applying for assistance under the old system understand it properly as it may be relevant for them.

That is Pattens Group have taken the initiative to conduct information sessions to ensure firms are aware of the support available under the program and how to maximise their claims under the new scheme. The R&D Tax Incentive has more generous benefits and a clearer definition of research and development activities. The Tax Incentive effectively doubles the support for small firms to 15 cents in the dollar and increases support for all other firms by a third, to 10 cents in the dollar.

The R&D Tax Incentive will start from 1 July 2011, subject to it receiving Royal Assent.

To register your interest for an information session or for more information on the R&D Tax Incentive call 1800 PATTENS or email us at