Case Law

“SREE” v Industry R&D Board [1999]

April 15th, 2014

The taxpayer was a large Australian bank that had spent considerable sums of money on the development of a computer system. It claimed that the money spent should be deductible as R&D within the meaning of s 73B of the Income Tax Assessment Act (ITAA) 1936. The commissioner, after reviewing a determination received from the Industry R&D Board found that the amount was not deductible as the software was for internal use of the bank, and therefore excluded from the […]

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RACV Sales and Marketing Pty Ltd v Innovation Australia [2012] AATA 386

April 11th, 2014

In the matter of RACV Sales and Marketing (RACV) Pty Ltd V Innovation Australia, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has upheld the decision of Innovation Australia that the company’s activities were not research and development (R&D) activities as defined in s 73B(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act (ITAA) 1936. Background RACV was registered under s 39J of the Industry Research and Development (IR&D) Act in respect of R&D activities in each of the 8 income years 1998-1998 to 2005-2006 […]

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TJM Products Pty Ltd v Industry Research and Development Board [1998]

April 10th, 2014

This matter was brought to the Federal Court of Australia by TJM Products to review the retrospective effect of the IR&D Amendment Act 1996 preventing TJM Products registration of application for R&D activities. The IR&D Board sought for a summary disposal of the application by TJM Products for an order of review under the Administrative Decision (Judicial Review) (ADJR) Act 1977. Facts The application brought by TJM Products concerned registration under s39J of the Industry Research and Development (IR&D) Act […]

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Confidential v Industry Research and Development (IR&D) Board [1997] AATA 67

April 9th, 2014

This application was brought pursuant to s 39T of the Industry Research and Development (IR&D) Act 1986 to review a decision made under s 39L, which was confirmed on review pursuant to subsection 39S(4), the hearing of a proceeding relating to a reviewable decision must take place in private and the applicant will be referred to as “Confidential”. Background Since 1985, it has been asserted, in principle, that R&D activities involving the creation of new knowledge or innovation could be […]

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