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R&D Tax Incentive review to be carried out

August 24th, 2015

A government review of the research and development (R&D) tax incentive program is set to be carried out by the Centre for International Economics. The Centre for International Economics (CIE) has been engaged to provide independent advice to the Review of the R&D Tax Incentive programme. The review is aimed at enabling mid-sized businesses to provide feedback on the value of innovation incentives to remain competitive in a global economy. The Review is interested in canvassing a broad variety of […]

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CSL urges cuts to advanced manufacturing tax rate

August 4th, 2015

Australian biotech company CSL is calling for a lower advanced manufacturing tax rate. Last year the company decided to build a $500 million plant in Switzerland over Australia due to factors such as proximity to market, availability of staff, market experience and, specifically, a lower corporate tax rate within the country. CSL’s chief financial officer, Gordon Naylor, acknowledges tax is not the only deterrent to doing more in Australia, he says it’s a central element. That’s why CSL is pushing […]

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Commissioner of Taxation v Desalination Technology Pty Ltd

July 9th, 2015

AAT Decision – Desalination Technology Pty Ltd v FCT Click Here Federal Court Decision – FCT v Desalination Technology Click Here Commissioner of Taxation v Desalination Technology Pty Limited [2015] FCAFC 96 After previously dismissing the appeal, the Full Court of the Federal Court has allowed the Commissioner to appeal the decision of the AAT in Desalination Technology Pty Ltd and FCT [2013] AATA 846.  The AAT previously held that the taxpayer had incurred expenditure payable to a related party […]

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innovationCAFE 2015

June 16th, 2015

Swanson Reed is pleased to be taking part in the 2015 innovationCAFE that will focus on the three pillars for a new Australia. If Australia is to be a sustainable, innovation-led economy three interrelated pillars need to be aligned: Productivity Commercialisation Innovation Culture Each session will be presented by leaders in their field and outline the issues, examples and opportunities relevant to each pillar. Location Where When Register Now Brisbane The Glen Hotel Eight Mile Plains 7:30am – 10:00am Wednesday, […]

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