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Application of R&D Tax Incentives to Software debated during Senate Select Committee of Financial Technology

March 2nd, 2020

Fintech Australia has used a speech at the the Senate Select Committee of Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology to call for better clarity that software activities be included within the scope of eligibility for R&D Tax Incentives. The Article reports a senior figure from ISA responding to the question “Would Atlassian be considered eligible for R&D tax incentives?” with a reply of “No, because it’s software”. We note however that this comment may be incorrect or out of context since: […]

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Northern Minerals Announce That AusIndustry Have Set Aside Previous Finding That R&D Activities Were Not Eligible

February 25th, 2020

In May 2019, Northern Minerals (ASX: NTU) announced that the company had received notice of a finding that AusIndustry had deemed that the activities registered in the FY17 and FY18 periods related to activities that were “ineligible R&D activities”, which would not be eligible for the R&D tax offset in those income years. In June 2019, Northern Minerals subsequently announced that the company would exercise its review rights in relation to AusIndustry’s decision that the Company’s FY17 and FY18 R&D […]

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Federal Government Flags Potential Further R&D Tax Changes to Help Fintech Industry

February 10th, 2020

The Australian newspaper has highlighted a speech to the Australian Computer Society on Friday made by Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg, who is chairing a committee examining Australia’s fintech sector.   The article noted that: The government is mulling a number of policy shifts to make life easier for start-ups; Senator Bragg is quoted as saying: “FinTech Australia tells us the R&D tax incentive is the number one regulatory issue for fintechs. They tell us the importance of the R&D tax incentive […]

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Potential AusIndustry and ATO Lodgement Concessions for Bushfire Impacted Companies

February 6th, 2020

Many areas of regional Australia have been impacted by severe bushfires over the summer. Published on the AusIndustry website recently is the following extract: If you’ve been impacted by these bushfires, we don’t want you to be concerned about your R&D Tax Incentive claims. Now is the time to focus on yourself, your family and community; If your business is in an impacted area listed on the ATO website, and has been affected by this disaster, find out how we […]

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