ATO Guidance and Materials

ATO ID 2006/260 Income Tax Capital Allowances: cost – section 73BA depreciating asset – full-scale test model – refinement expenses

August 20th, 2014

Does the taxpayer’s capital expenditure on refining the full-scale test model of their ‘section 73BA depreciating asset’ form part of the asset’s cost for the purpose of working out the taxpayer’s ‘notional Division 40 deduction’ under section 73BC of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA 1936)? Yes. The taxpayer’s capital expenditure on refining the full-scale test model of their ‘section 73BA depreciating asset’ does form part of the asset’s cost because the expenditure constitutes a second element of cost of the […]

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ATO ID 2006/259 Income Tax Capital Allowances: depreciating asset – section 73BA depreciating asset – full-scale test model

August 20th, 2014

  Is the full-scale test model of an item of equipment, which is the subject matter of the taxpayer’s research and development (R&D) activities, a ‘section 73BA depreciating asset’ within the meaning of that term in section 73BB of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA 1936) for which the taxpayer has a ‘notional Division 40 deduction’ within the meaning of section 73BC of the ITAA 1936?   Yes. The full-scale test model is a ‘section 73BA depreciating asset’ because the test […]

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ATO ID 2006/238 Income tax Research and development: unpaid wages

August 20th, 2014

Can an eligible company claim a deduction for certain ‘unpaid wages’ under subsection 73B(14) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA 1936)? No. The company cannot claim a deduction under subsection 73B(14) of the ITAA 1936 in respect of the ‘unpaid wages’ that have not been incurred by the company. The company is an ‘eligible company’ which undertakes on its own behalf ‘research and development activities’, as defined by subsection 73B(1) of the ITAA 1936. The company’s ‘research and development activities’ […]

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ATO ID 2006/138 Income Tax Research and development: consolidated group – R & D activities of two subsidiary members – only one registered

August 20th, 2014

Can the head company of a consolidated group claim deductions under section 73B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA 1936) for research and development expenditure incurred by a subsidiary member where the only member of the consolidated group registered in relation to the relevant research and development activities is another subsidiary member? Yes. The head company can claim a deduction under section 73B of the ITAA 1936 in respect of the research and development expenditure of the subsidiary member. In […]

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