November, 2020

Independent Review of TPB Makes Reference to R&D Tax Practitioners

November 30th, 2020

Regulation of the tax profession is the responsibility of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) which was formed following the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA)’s introduction. An independent review into the effectiveness of the TPB has been undertaken over recent years, and this week the final review report has been released, following earlier consultations and publications of a discussion paper. Within the final report, reference is made to Tax intermediaries: of which R&D Tax Advisors are specifically named. The review report […]

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Commentary in Tax Institute’s TaxVine Journal calls for Stability to R&D Tax Incentive

November 23rd, 2020

This week’s TaxVine Journal (the weekly publication of The Tax Institute) featured some commentary from Mariana von Lucken of HLB Mann Hudd, supportive of the Government’s budget announcements and echoing Swanson Reed’s previous calls for stability to the R&D Tax Incentive. Notable extracts from the writer’s observations and opinions in this week’s article include: “the Government should stop fiddling with the R&D tax incentive, as the indecisiveness of the Government has created instability for claimants and made the innovation community […]

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Royal Wins Pty Ltd and Innovation and Science Australia [2020] AATA 4320 (28 October 2020)

November 16th, 2020

Introduction: A recent decision in the AAT has affirmed a previous decision by Innovation and Science Australia (AusIndustry) finding that Activities registered under the R&D Tax Incentive were not in accordance with the legislative requirements. Background: Royal Wins Pty Ltd and Innovation and Science Australia [2020] AATA 4320 (28 October 2020) was a dispute in respect of a registration in the FY16 and FY17 periods for development of an Integrated Hybrid Gaming Algorithm and Platform. The stated objective of the […]

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Software development R&D activities affirmed as ineligible by AAT in Royal Wins Pty Ltd Vs Innovation and Science Australia [2020]

November 16th, 2020

A recent decision in the AAT has affirmed a previous decision by Innovation and Science Australia (AusIndustry) finding that Activities registered under the R&D Tax Incentive were not in accordance with the legislative requirements. Royal Wins Pty Ltd and Innovation and Science Australia [2020] AATA 4320 (28 October 2020) was a dispute in respect of a registration in the FY16 and FY17 periods for development of an Integrated Hybrid Gaming Algorithm and Platform. The stated objective of the project was […]

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