General Information

Swanson Reed’s R&D Tax Update Videos: March 2022

March 2nd, 2022

Swanson Reed has made available on our website a series of new videos, updated in March 2022, covering recent developments in the R&D Tax Incentive. The videos within our series seek to explain key guidance publications and principles used by the ATO and AusIndustry during their compliance assessments, as well as an overview of recent legislative changes to the programme. Content for these videos has, where relevant, been based on guidance publications released by the ATO and AusIndustry. The current […]

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Recent 10 Year Anniversary of the Current R&D Tax Incentive

November 12th, 2021

The R&D Tax Incentive in its current form (superseding the previous R&D Tax Concession) was originally enacted in September 2011, applying for the FY12 period. AusIndustry has recently posted on its website some success stories of Australian companies making effective use of the programme, including: Vaxxas – bringing the world new needle-free vaccine technology; RayGen – bringing new renewable energy technology to the world. It has been an interesting decade, and whilst the programme has certainly greatly supported many companies, […]

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R&D Tax Incentive Statistics within Commissioner of Taxation Annual Report

October 22nd, 2021

The ATO have recently released their annual report for the FY21 period, which is designed to inform parliament, stakeholders and the community about how the ATO have administered the tax and superannuation systems. Within the report are final statistics on the R&D Tax Incentive, which is jointly administered by the ATO and AusIndustry. Key statistics on the incentive from the period are as follows: Value of claims processed for the 38.5% R&D Offset was Steady from the prior year: $2.2b […]

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Publication of Claimant Data under R&D Tax Amendments

August 2nd, 2021

Under the legislative amendments to the R&D tax legislation passed in 2020, a new administration measure was enacted relating to the publication of claimant data. The intention of the change was to enhance the transparency of the R&D tax incentive, and align it with other programmes where details of recipients of public support are noted in the public domain. An indication has recently been provided of how this will work in practice, and this is in accordance with the passed […]

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