ATO Guidance and Materials

Updated Summary of Interaction Between Instant Asset Write-off, Temporary Full Expensing, and the R&D Tax Incentive

November 10th, 2020

The Government has recently introduced and augmented stimulus measures to encourage investment and allow eligible businesses to claim an immediate deduction for the cost of an asset in the year the asset is first installed ready for use. This asset investment stimulus has taken the form of 2 programmes: Instant asset write-off provided for under section 328-180 of the INCOME TAX (TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1997: applies for assets a R&D entity first acquires/installs up until 31 December 2020; applies to […]

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Adjustments Required to R&D Claims for JobKeeper Payments – ATO Position Released

July 28th, 2020

As had been anticipated, the ATO will be requiring adjustments to R&D claims that contain salaries reimbursed by the JobKeeper Scheme. Companies lodging FY20 R&D claims who have also received the JobKeeper stimulus must carefully review and adjust R&D claims where necessary. The basis of this need for adjustment is the ATO’s position that companies are not deemed to incur salary expenditure at their own financial risk where such costs are being reimbursed by the Job Keeper Scheme. Draft Taxation […]

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Argent Minerals Settles R&D Tax Dispute Allowing Some Of Previously Disputed Claim To Be Deemed Eligible

May 26th, 2020

Argent Minerals Limited has previously disclosed a liability in the company’s 2019 annual report for “R&D Claims repayable” of approximately $1.4M. This liability was in respect of R&D Tax Offsets for the FY16 and FY17 periods that AusIndustry had found relate to ineligible activities. Argent Minerals Limited had also reported that the company remained of the view that its R&D activities were eligible, and intended to pursue dispute of the adverse finding. The company has announced to the ASX over the past week […]

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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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