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Steve Elias
Principal - Perth


Office : Perth
Service : Tax services
Biography

Steve is a Principal in the Tax Services division at RSM in Perth, providing specialist R&D tax incentive consulting services. Since 2007, Steve has provided R&D tax advice to a range of industries across Australia.

Steve joined RSM during 2012. Previously, Steve was a member of the R&D tax incentive group at a big four accounting firm, has worked as a chemist and was a project manager within the ICT industry.

Solutions Steve provides

Steve has responsibilities and experience in all aspects of the R&D claims process:

  • educating clients on the R&D eligibility criteria, both technical and financial
  • conducting project interviews to gather appropriate information to assess, prepare and support R&D tax incentive claims
  • preparing appropriate R&D registration documentation
  • allocation of eligible R&D expenditure
  • advising and implementing R&D management practices

Significant projects

Major projects Steve has been responsible for include:

  • assisting first-time R&D claimants with commencing, growing and sustaining annual R&D claims
  • undertaking R&D claim risk mitigation and management processes
  • assisting companies with R&D management upon entity consolidations
  • working with multinational companies to maximise their R&D claims for crossborder R&D activity
Publications

Making sense of eligible Research and Development tax incentives

15 February 2017
Does your company conducts Research & Development (R&D)? Did you know: you may qualify for tax incentives (45 cents per $1 spent!) View our tax concession examples.