February, 2019

New AusIndustry Guidance Released on Software Development

February 21st, 2019

AusIndustry have released two additional guidance documents particularly relevant to claimants conducting software development R&D activities: Software activities and the R&D Tax Incentive; Guide to Common Errors; This guidance has been released following earlier material from AusIndustry indicating concerns over inappropriate claims for Software Activities, and reports in the media of large software development R&D claims being found to be ineligible during review. The general principles within this new guidance remains consistent, in that claimants must demonstrate how their software is […]

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Economics Legislation Committee Recommends Deferral of Proposed Changes to R&D

February 11th, 2019

The Senate Economics Legislation Committee has today handed down their recommendation on proposed changes to the R&D Tax Incentive, which have followed recent consultations with the industry. The committee, which is made up of members from varying sides of politics, has recommended the Senate “defer consideration” of the bill until “further examination and analysis of the impact is undertaken”. Given that there are only a limited number of parliamentary sitting days until the next federal election, this outcome means the […]

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