February, 2020

Northern Minerals Announce That AusIndustry Have Set Aside Previous Finding That R&D Activities Were Not Eligible

February 25th, 2020

In May 2019, Northern Minerals (ASX: NTU) announced that the company had received notice of a finding that AusIndustry had deemed that the activities registered in the FY17 and FY18 periods related to activities that were “ineligible R&D activities”, which would not be eligible for the R&D tax offset in those income years. In June 2019, Northern Minerals subsequently announced that the company would exercise its review rights in relation to AusIndustry’s decision that the Company’s FY17 and FY18 R&D […]

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CSL and Cochlear Call for Stability to R&D Tax Policy as Parliament Consider Proposed Reforms

February 24th, 2020

Over the past week, The Australian has featured articles quoting Australia’s two leading medical technology companies, CSL and Cochlear, calling on the Australian government to deliver consistent R&D Tax incentives after four years of policy review and uncertainty. The article comes at a time when Parliament and the Senate are again considering an R&D Tax Reform bill, which was not enacted as law during a previous attempt following concerns raised by the Senate Economics Committee, largely due to complexity of […]

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Strike Energy Ltd Provides Update On R&D Tax Dispute Currently In AAT

February 17th, 2020

Strike Energy Ltd previously reported to the ASX that R&D activities the company had registered had been found by AusIndustry to not be eligible under the legislative criteria. The matter is currently before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and within Strike Energy’s half year report published to the ASX, the company provided the following update: Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) carried out an internal review of Strike’s FY16 registration and FY18 R&D preregistration under the Industry Research and Development Act […]

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Federal Government Flags Potential Further R&D Tax Changes to Help Fintech Industry

February 10th, 2020

The Australian newspaper has highlighted a speech to the Australian Computer Society on Friday made by Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg, who is chairing a committee examining Australia’s fintech sector.   The article noted that: The government is mulling a number of policy shifts to make life easier for start-ups; Senator Bragg is quoted as saying: “FinTech Australia tells us the R&D tax incentive is the number one regulatory issue for fintechs. They tell us the importance of the R&D tax incentive […]

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