Government Policy and Treasury

Federal Budget 2021 – R&D Tax Incentive Not Likely to be a Focus…(Hopefully)

May 7th, 2021

In the belated federal Budget handed down in October 2020 (delayed due to COVID), reforms to the R&D Tax Incentive were a centrepiece. Leading up to the 2020 budget, the government was proposing substantial changes to the R&D Tax Incentive which were aimed at reducing the cost of the programme, but that had not yet been legislated as law. When the 2020 budget was announced, the government largely backed away from the unworkable changes in its R&D Tax Incentive reform […]

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AFR reports that government will back down on R&D Tax budget reforms

October 2nd, 2020

In December 2019, the government re-introduced a bill to reform the R&D Tax Incentive. This bill was a slightly modified version of a previous reform bill (Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2018), which did not pass through the Senate at that time. A Senate Economics Legislation Committee recommended in February 2019 that the initial bill should be deferred from consideration until further analysis of the bill’s impact […]

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New Opposition Party statements on R&D Tax Policy

September 14th, 2020

Labor Innovation Spokesperson Clare O’Neil has this week spoken to InnovationAus about the Opposition’s R&D Tax Incentive Policies. The article focused particularly on the Governments’ proposed reforms to the R&D Tax Incentive, which have been widely condemned by Industry Groups and are subject to a Senate Economics Committee review. Highlights from Clare O’Neil’s interview included: “The government’s proposal represents very, very significant cuts to the RDTI. That is the very opposite of what you want to do when building for […]

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New Opposition Party Statements on R&D Tax Policy

September 10th, 2020

Labor Innovation Spokesperson Clare O’Neil has this week spoken to InnovationAus about the Opposition’s R&D Tax Incentive Policies. The article focused particularly on the Government’s proposed reforms to the R&D Tax Incentive, which have been widely condemned by Industry Groups and are subject to a Senate Economics Committee review. Highlights from Clare O’Neil’s interview included: “The government’s proposal represents very, very significant cuts to the RDTI. That is the very opposite of what you want to do when building for […]

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