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Camalic Pty Ltd and Innovation and Science Australia (Taxation) [2020] AATA 1590 (3 June 2020)

July 13th, 2020

Introduction: A recent case heard in the AAT has affirmed a previous decision by Innovation and Science Australia (AusIndustry), finding that activities registered under the R&D Tax Incentive were not in accordance with the legislative requirements. Background: Camalic Pty Ltd V ISA was a dispute in respect of a registration in the FY14 and FY15 periods for development of a software predictive tool that utilises a significantly large number of multiple variables to predict an increase in value based upon […]

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Moreton Resources (Subject Of R&D Tax Disputes) Enters Voluntary Administration

June 16th, 2020

Moreton Resources Ltd announced to the ASX on 10 June that the company has appointed administrators. Moreton Resources Ltd had become well publicised for its ongoing R&D tax disputes with Innovation and Science Australia: A decision by the AAT in September 2018 found in favour of Innovation and Science Australia, concluding that registered R&D Activities were not R&D Activities in accordance with the legislative criteria; A subsequent appeal to the federal court in July 2019, found in favour of Moreton […]

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Australian-Based Immutep Ltd Receives $3.63M AUD from French R&D Tax Incentive

June 11th, 2020

Sydney-based company Immutep Ltd has recently announced that it received a €2,173,454 (~A$3,630,000) R&D Tax Incentive payment in cash from the French Government under its Crédit d’Impôt Recherche scheme (CIR). The payment relates to activity the company is conducting in Paris to develop its novel Immunotherapy treatment. Immutep Ltd also registers activities under the Australian R&D Tax Incentive and has previously reported the following receipts: YE 30 June 2018 – $872,000; YE 30 June 2019 – $1,290,000. Whilst there is […]

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Argent Minerals Settles R&D Tax Dispute Allowing Some Of Previously Disputed Claim To Be Deemed Eligible

May 26th, 2020

Argent Minerals Limited has previously disclosed a liability in the company’s 2019 annual report for “R&D Claims repayable” of approximately $1.4M. This liability was in respect of R&D Tax Offsets for the FY16 and FY17 periods that AusIndustry had found relate to ineligible activities. Argent Minerals Limited had also reported that the company remained of the view that its R&D activities were eligible, and intended to pursue dispute of the adverse finding. The company has announced to the ASX over the past week […]

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