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R&D SmartTax is Australia’s premier provider of practical software, tools and expertise to help small businesses investing in smarter products and business practices more easily claim assistance from the Federal Government’s R&D Tax Incentive program.

Since commencing in 2009 R&D SmartTax’s tools and expertise have helped hundreds of Australian businesses better understand these programs, why they should claim and how to claim. In 2010 R&D SmartTax had the honour of winning Anthill Magazine’s SMART100 Award for Innovation for being the “innovation that helps other innovators.”

R&D SmartTax is a division of Hughes Group Services Pty Ltd, a Brisbane based company specialising in R&D tax claim assistance for small businesses. Managing Director Caroline Hughes has worked for more than 20 years all over Australia in every diverse industry helping large and small companies benefit from the Australian R&D Tax Breaks. Caroline is a registered tax agent and her R&D tax articles have been widely published in the manufacturing, entrepreneurial, accounting and business sectors. >> See some Testimonials from Caroline’s clients here>>

R&D SmartTax tools were born out of a desire to help the many smart small Australian companies access the R&D Tax Break benefits without the need for hours spent reading tax literature or expensive consultant fees. The R&D Template Packages are designed to be low cost, easy to use and available for all Australian industries.

We hope they can help you make the most of your smart ideas.


What are R&D Tax Breaks?

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Claiming R&D sounds too hard?

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How do I get Started?

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