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ATO ID 2012/89 – R&D Feedstock adjustments – creation of a prototype

August 15th, 2014

Does a ‘feedstock adjustment’ arise under section 355-465 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997) in relation to expenditure incurred by an ‘Research and Development (R&D) entity’ in creating a prototype which is a depreciating asset, but not one used in acquiring or producing any ‘feedstock inputs’? Simply, the answer is no. A feedstock adjustment does not arise under section 355-465 of the ITAA 1997 where an R&D entity incurs expenditure on constructing a prototype which is a tangible depreciating […]

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Australian Innovation: Go Hard or Go Home…

August 3rd, 2014

With troubled commodity prices, higher employment costs and a diminishing manufacturing sector, Australia’s immediate future doesn’t look bright. Unlike the United Kingdom, the United States and most of the developed world, Australia has no current innovation strategy or policy. If we don’t act quickly to develop a plan to support innovation, particularly SME’s in the manufacturing sector, business confidence will fall, and investment in long term projects will disappear. It is the responsibility of Government to plan and incentivize our future. […]

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R&D Tax claim for companies before 30 June

June 24th, 2014

For information about upcoming requirements for June year end companies, please click here. Eligibility Checklist: Are you Eligible to claim the R&D Tax Incentive? Check out our Eligibility Wizard to find out. Audit Checklist: Can you handle an AusIndustry Audit?  Take our questionnaire to find out.

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ATO ruling on software development

March 20th, 2014

On 12 March 2014, the ATO issued Taxation Ruling TR 2014/1 titled “Income tax: commercial software licensing and hosted agreements: derivation of income from agreements for the right to use proprietary software and the provision of related services”. This ruling deals with when commercial software developers derive income for the purpose of s 6-5 of the Income Tax Assessment Act (ITAA) 1997 from: (i) licence agreements for proprietary software; and (ii) hosted or cloud arrangements for use of proprietary software. […]

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