Swanson Reed


Swanson Reed is Australia’s largest Specialist Research and Development Tax Incentive advisory firm.

Swanson Reed provides a full service review to self claimants seeking assurance and/or desire their claim to meet the ATO safe harbor penalty provisions. With approximately $500 million of R&D spend under management, they manage all facets of the R&D tax incentive program. Swanson Reed’s Partners and Staff have been providing tax and legal services to Australian businesses for approximately 30 years.

With competitive fees, a team of experienced professionals and a conservative nature, Swanson Reed are a league apart from other accounting firms and R&D Tax Advisors. The experienced team treat client confidentiality and client tax risk very seriously. Of the assurances the team provide, Swanson Reed are certified to the ISO31000:2009 Risk Management standard and as a result all claims undergo a technical review involving a qualified engineer and tax agent followed by a thorough six eye review. The tax risk and general risk management policies and processes are independently reviewed each year.

With offices nationwide, Swanson Reed manages all facets of the R&D tax incentive claim preparation process including:

  • review of eligible R&D activities to be included in the claim
  • assistance with the technical scoping of these projects
  • review of R&D substantiation documentation
  • review of eligible R&D expenditure for inclusion within R&D Tax Schedule and R&D Applications
  • review of the Application for Registration of R&D Activities
  • review of the R&D Tax Schedule
  • access to our online software TaxTrax
  • preparation of an opinion letter regarding to our position on your eligibility
  • advice relating to an AusIndustry review or ATO audit
  • mediation assistance and representation in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

TaxTrax | R&D Tax Claim Software

Swanson Reed are the leaders in R&D tax and provide a service that is distinctly different to anything close to the ‘Big 4’ or larger accounting firms.

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