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Australian National Audit Office To Audit The R&D Tax Incentive

July 23rd, 2020

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) is set to undertake an audit of the government’s administration of the R&D Tax Incentive scheme this year. This will be the first time the ANAO has looked at the scheme since it was introduced in July 2011. The audit will aim to assess the effectiveness of the R&D Tax Incentive’s administration by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and the ATO.  Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell was quoted in InnovationAus, stating […]

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Shipbuilder AUSTAL Ltd reports increased earnings guidance stemming from R&D investment

July 20th, 2020

Whilst experiencing a setback in May following the announcement of a contract being awarded to a competitor, AUSTAL LIMITED has recently been one of the outstanding performers on the ASX, with the value of its shares having increased approximately 25% over the past quarter. AUSTAL LIMITED has R&D, manufacturing and service headquarters in Australia (Perth and Cairns), alongside global R&D and manufacturing facilities based in Alabama, Vietnam and the Philippines. Within recent ASX and trading updates leading up to financial year end, […]

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Reported Cross Bench and Labor Party Opposition To R&D Reform Following Senate Economics Committee Public Hearing

July 7th, 2020

In December 2019, the government re-introduced a bill to reform the R&D Tax Incentive. This bill was a slightly modified version of a previous reform bill (Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2018), which did not pass through the Senate at that time. A Senate Economics Legislation Committee recommended in February 2019 that the initial bill should be deferred from consideration until further analysis of the bill’s impact […]

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Media Reports That R&D Tax Changes Will Apply Retrospectively for FY20 (If Passed) As Registrations Open For FY20

June 30th, 2020

In December 2019, the government re-introduced a bill to reform the R&D Tax Incentive. This bill was a slightly modified version of a previous reform bill (Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2018), which did not pass through the Senate at that time. A Senate Economics Legislation Committee recommended in February 2019 that the initial bill should be deferred from consideration until further analysis of the bill’s impact […]

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