June, 2021

Process for Setting Up MyGovID and Authorisation for New AusIndustry R&D Tax Portal

June 14th, 2021

AusIndustry have changed their reporting processes whereby they are mandating the use of a new online form for FY21 onwards. As part of this, directors of companies using R&D tax advisors to register activities must set up a MyGovID account (or use an existing MyGovID) and link this MyGovID to their R&D-registering company, then link to their R&D tax advisor. Instructions for this process to link Swanson Reed to your company are as follows: Step One: Ensure that the R&D-registering company’s principal individual […]

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PWK and ISA: AAT Finds in Favour of R&D Entity Over Disputed Activity Eligibility

June 7th, 2021

A recent AAT case (PKWK and Innovation and Science Australia (Taxation) [2021] AATA 706 (24 March 2021)) has found in favour of the R&D entity in a dispute over eligibility. The dispute related to a registration of activities for the financial year ended 30 June 2015 in respect of a registration for the following: Core Activity 1.1: Process design, modelling and mechanical design in respect of a soil treatment facility using pyrolysis technology; Supporting Activity 1.1.1: Project evaluation and documentation; Supporting Activity […]

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Observations from new online R&D Tax Incentive customer portal

June 4th, 2021

Over recent weeks AusIndustry launched their new, online R&D Tax Incentive customer portal which replaces the old PDF Smartform Lodgement system. AusIndustry are mandating that all FY21 R&D Applications are lodged via this new online system, which commences accepting lodgements from Monday 5 July, 2021. There are significant changes from the old system (both in the lodgement process and reporting declarations) and companies who are looking to lodge their FY21 applications soon after the end of the financial year should […]

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