R&R in peak R&D season - how the Nifty Team does it!

It’s a busy time for the Nifty Grants team. The FY16 R&D claim period is coming to a close at the end of this month so we’ve been hustling to get our customer’s submissions reviewed for eligibility and claims lodged in time.

In addition to this, we’ve been chipping away at a number of substantial updates to the Nifty platform which will make claims even easier for the coming period (woo hoo!).

So, how lucky that we’ve just had four days - smack bang in the middle of peak R&D season - to get some R&D before the home stretch to the final deadline.

Over the long weekend the Nifty team took time away from their computers to get some R&R in the middle of R&D madness. Here’s what some of the team got up to!

Meet three of the Nifty Grants Team!

Berrin Daricili - R&D Tax Specialist

Unwinding via a lovely day trip to the Yarra Valley is my go-to for R&R during the Nifty Grants busy period - also a great way to celebrate Easter with my family.

This year we kicked off Easter Saturday at Yarra Valley Dairy with a decadent cheese platter, took in the beautiful surroundings at Chateau Yering, ate through chocolate heaven at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, sipped on delicious moscato at Fergusson's Winery, fine dined at Domaine Chandon and capped off the day by watching the sun set over the luscious De Bortoli vineyard... even after a four day weekend, I’d happily take another day - but at least I’m now recharged and ready to get back to completing Nifty Grants claims!

Meet Berrin on LinkedIn

Brendan White - R&D Tax Specialist

A trip home to Perth was just what was ordered this Easter. Hitting the ground with a balmy 28 degree day (where it stayed all weekend!) meant a trip straight to my favourite beach, followed by beers in the sun with old school and uni friends.

Now a long time Melbournian, there's nothing quite like a trip home to spend time with family and friends to unwind over the break!

Meet Brendan on LinkedIn

Like the the rest of the team, I’ve been flat out over the last few months - I’ve been working to ensure that we educate as many Australian startups and small businesses as possible about the R&D Tax Incentive and how simple it is to claim with our platform - so I made good use of four days off for R&R!

Working at a computer for 38+ hours a week, when I have the opportunity to have downtime from a screen I jump at it. This break I celebrated Easter with family - which included hours of baking! And, given Victoria got lucky with some sunny days, a day trip to Mount Buffalo (pictured above) and Bright with friends for a hike and to see the beginnings of Bright’s Autumn Leaf Festival has left me 100% refreshed!

Meet Alicia on LinkedIn

We hope you had some time for R&R over the four day weekend.

Submit your R&D claim before the deadline

We're here to help you sort last minute R&D Tax Incentive claims - up until Mon 24 Apr. Check your eligibility to get started or get in touch directly via support@niftygrants.com.au to get started. Don't miss out on getting up to 45% of your R&D expenses from 1 Jul 2015 - 30 Jun 2016 back!

Image by Alicia - at Mount Buffalo, Victoria