AusIndustry Guidance and Materials

Fintech Australia Submission Discusses Application of R&D Tax Incentive to Software

July 26th, 2021

InnovationAus this week has reported on concerns raised by advocacy group Fintech Australia in respect of the application of the R&D Tax Incentive to software activity. The concerns were raised in the group’s submission to the Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre, and a summary of points raised include: concern that regulators’ interpretations of “activities” and “experiments” under the scheme are restrictive to software claims and lead to many tech firms not accessing the incentive; concern that […]

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FY21 R&D Registrations Now Open

July 5th, 2021

Companies are now able to register R&D activities with AusIndustry for the year ended 30 June 2021 (FY21). For the FY21 period, the application process is now administered through the new online customer portal which has presented a number of changes over the previous processes, including: The need for the company director to have established a MyGovID account linked to the R&D entity and their R&D tax agent; New questions and reporting fields in the R&D application, including: Details of […]

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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 must set up a myGovID account (or use an existing myGovID), then link their personal myGovID to their R&D-registering company, then link to the R&D tax advisor preparing the application. Instructions for this process to link Swanson Reed to your company are as follows: Step 1: be in front of your computer with a […]

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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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