June, 2019

Industry Leaders Call for Stability to R&D Tax Incentive as a Top Priority

June 26th, 2019

Following on from Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s calls for business to identify regulatory road blocks to investment, Industry Leaders have named proposed cuts to the R&D Tax Incentive as their key concern. An AFR article published today has reported that industry leaders consider reversing $4B in cuts over the estimate periods from the two preceding budgets as being the single most valuable lever available to the government to encourage business investment. The article had also noted industry lobby association StartupAUS’ […]

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Reports of Government Considering Tax Incentives for Commercialisation of IP

June 18th, 2019

The AFR has reported in articles this week that the government may consider incentives for the commercialisation of IP. This follows comments by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg who mentioned he would take a “close look” at the patent box tax incentive offered to companies in the UK whereby companies receive a lower tax rate on profits from intellectual property. Comments from technology sector industry leaders seemed to welcome the development around IP incentives, however, have noted that any introduction of an […]

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Success of Australian Software Companies Linked to Investment in R&D

June 10th, 2019

A recent article published by AFR weekend has highlighted how investment in R&D has played a crucial role in the success of two growing local companies: Atlassian and Xero. Despite significantly growing revenues, both Atlassian and Xero have maintained a significant investment in R&D and product developments (figures quoted in the AFR article are R&D Spending of 36% and 31% of revenue respectively). Both companies have enjoyed continued success and significant rises in the value of their shares over recent […]

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