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Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"August 10, 2017"},"BlogTag":[{"id":"429","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"1","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"1","tag":"Development"}},{"id":"430","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"2","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"2","tag":"Research"}},{"id":"431","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"4","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"4","tag":"Eligibility"}},{"id":"432","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"6","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"6","tag":"AusIndustry"}},{"id":"433","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"10","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"10","tag":"Claim"}},{"id":"434","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"11","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"11","tag":"company"}},{"id":"435","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"12","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"12","tag":"Deadline"}},{"id":"436","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"13","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"13","tag":"Expenditure"}},{"id":"437","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"18","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"18","tag":"Government"}},{"id":"438","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"19","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"19","tag":"Incentive"}},{"id":"439","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"22","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"22","tag":"newsletter"}},{"id":"440","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"25","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"25","tag":"record keeping"}},{"id":"441","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"28","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"28","tag":"report"}},{"id":"442","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"33","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"33","tag":"Updates"}},{"id":"443","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"35","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"35","tag":"review"}},{"id":"444","blog_id":"107","tag_id":"37","Blog":{"id":"107","title":"Have you got your R&D Ducks in a row?","intro":"","body":"

Get your ducks in a row from the start – looking ahead to your 2017\/18 R&D claim<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

You’ve heard us mention the importance of record keeping a number of times before, and you’ll continue to hear us remind you of the paramount importance of maintaining tangible evidence again, again and again – in your own best interest of course! It has always been critical to hold contemporaneous <\/a><\/em>records<\/a> to substantiate technical activities, results and conclusions. This was emphasised by recent judicial findings which make clear that regardless of how worthy and exciting your R&D may be, without contemporaneous<\/em> technical records, there are no eligible activities.

Contemporaneous <\/strong><\/em>means capturing the R&D at the time the work was done.<\/strong>

You may find it easier to send us your contemporaneous<\/em> activity records on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis - we welcome the information at any time.
By providing the information on a regular basis, it allows us to review your evidence at the time to validate activity eligibility; ask any questions where required; and provide feedback. This will go a long way in speeding up the claim process come end of financial year and place you in a stronger position if you are audited by either AusIndustry or the ATO.

Another good record keeping practise is documenting an individual’s time spent working on R&D activities through the use of a simple
timesheet.<\/a>

Also, using our Core & Supporting Activity templates<\/em> (refer attached) to document your R&D activities as they occur is best practise, so at end-of-year it’s just a matter of pulling the information together and shooting it off to us, rather than back-tracking a whole year to try and find the information -a time consuming and boring task, open to error.

We’ve heard a few duck excuses from clients in the past, “Every time I think I have my ducks all in a row, I turn around and one of those fluffy buggers has waddled off”.<\/em> Our suggestion is, “If you can’t get all your ducks in a row, we’d settle for you just getting them in the same pond.”<\/em><\/p>","author":"","image":"ATCS_duckies.png","submitted":"2017-08-10 13:52:00"},"Tag":{"id":"37","tag":"R&D Tax"}}]}]