ATO Guidance and Materials

ATO ID 2012/89 – R&D Feedstock adjustments – creation of a prototype

August 15th, 2014

Does a ‘feedstock adjustment’ arise under section 355-465 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997) in relation to expenditure incurred by an ‘Research and Development (R&D) entity’ in creating a prototype which is a depreciating asset, but not one used in acquiring or producing any ‘feedstock inputs’? Simply, the answer is no. A feedstock adjustment does not arise under section 355-465 of the ITAA 1997 where an R&D entity incurs expenditure on constructing a prototype which is a tangible depreciating […]

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ATO ruling on software development

March 20th, 2014

On 12 March 2014, the ATO issued Taxation Ruling TR 2014/1 titled “Income tax: commercial software licensing and hosted agreements: derivation of income from agreements for the right to use proprietary software and the provision of related services”. This ruling deals with when commercial software developers derive income for the purpose of s 6-5 of the Income Tax Assessment Act (ITAA) 1997 from: (i) licence agreements for proprietary software; and (ii) hosted or cloud arrangements for use of proprietary software. […]

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April Deadline for 2013 Claims Fast Approaching

March 12th, 2014

Changes to AusIndustry R&D Application introduced October 2013 30 April 2015 is the R&D Tax Incentive lodgement deadline for companies wishing to claim eligible R&D conducted during the year ended 30 June 2014. Companies who submitted their 2013 claims near last year’s deadline should be aware of changes to the registration application introduced in October 2013. This includes the additional requirement for: Details of the new knowledge intended to be produced by the core activities and how this is different from […]

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Worksheet of feedstock within Company Income Tax Returns

March 11th, 2014

A feedstock adjustment must be included in a company’s assessable income when Tax Offsets for R&D Expenditure are obtained on products which are marketable or applied to a company’s own use. The addition to assessable income for feedstock adjustments was a key new requirement of the R&D Tax Incentive Regime. In an effort to assist with tax compliance, companies currently using MYOB  will be required  to complete a feedstock worksheet outlining the basis of any relevant feedstock adjustment. Whilst this […]

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