ATO Guidance and Materials

R&D Tax Incentive – Reminder of Key Points Before 30 June

June 24th, 2022

Companies planning registration of R&D activities in the FY22 period (for the YE 30 June 2022) should be mindful of the following before the upcoming end of the financial year: Findings for overseas activities: Companies seeking to claim expenditure for overseas activity in their FY22 R&D claims must apply to claim these costs by lodging an Overseas Finding Application before the end of the financial year (i.e. 30 June). In addition to general eligibility criteria, there are specific and extensive […]

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ATO Release 2022 R&D Schedule Including Changes

June 2nd, 2022

R&D claims for the YE 30 June 2022 involve a number of changes from prior years, reflective of the legislative amendments arising in the October 2020 budget. These amendments change the mechanisms for calculation and reporting of R&D tax offsets to the ATO, which also presents the need for corresponding changes in the company tax return. In late May 2022, the ATO released its Research and Development Tax Incentive Schedule 2022 (NAT 73794) with corresponding changes to the labels within. […]

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ATO Debts on Hold Will Again be Used to Offset Tax Refunds or Credits Starting June

May 23rd, 2022

Accountants Daily have reported an ATO announcement that ‘debts on hold’ will again be used to offset tax refunds or credits starting next month. A non-pursued debt is a debt that has been placed on hold and is not visible on the balance of a taxpayer account. When a debt is placed on hold, the ATO do not undertake any collection action, usually because it is not economical to do so. A debt deemed uneconomical for collection action will be […]

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AusIndustry Release New Software Guidance Titled “Software-Related Activities and the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive”

April 13th, 2022

In April 2022, AusIndustry released a new guidance document titled “Software-Related Activities and the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive”. The release of this document follows previous guidance in recent years, along with some controversies for software-development R&D activity that saw: A number of well publicised disputes; Reports of some disputes being settled; Calls by some in the industry for a ‘Software Specific’ R&D Tax Incentive, or a change in the criteria of the current incentive to be easier to […]

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