Industry Specific Issues

Free Seminar: Tax Strategies and Property Protection

May 23rd, 2014

  Join us for a practical workshop that will focus on the problems that every day companies face in protecting, and claiming incentives for their new products. You will hear from three industry experts on a range of topics, including tax issues, R&D tax incentives and patent protection.On conclusion of the presentation, participants will have an opportunity to ask the panel any specific questions in a friendly and constructive forum.What’s included? Seminar Title: Tax Strategies and Intellectual Property Protection Session 1: Protecting Intellectual Property […]

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Commission Audit targeted by agricultural R&D

May 13th, 2014

The Commission Audit report, which examined Australian Government finances, has recommended that public funding of agricultural R&D in Australia be significantly reduced. The recommendations made by the report suggested that the amount of government funding be reduced to better reflect the mix of private and public benefits. It was suggested that the current cap on dollar for dollar matching of industry contributions by the government (which is currently set at 0.5 percent of gross value of production) should be halved […]

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Boral Windows and Ors v Industry Research & Development Board and Ors [1998] ATC 4479

April 22nd, 2014

This case is between Boral Windows Ptd Ltd (“First Applicant”), Gas Corporation of Queensland Ltd (“Second Applicant”) and Allen Taylor & Company Ltd (“Third Applicant”) and the Industry Research & Development Board (“First Respondent”), the Tax Concession Committee (“Second Respondent”) and the Secretary, Department of Industry Science & Tourism (“Third Respondent”) and the Commonwealth of Australia (“Fourth Respondent”). Background The question reserved for decision is “Whether the Second Applicant’s registration under Section 39J, as communicated by letter dated 25 November […]

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Goodman Fiedler Wattie Ltd v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [1991] FCA 206

April 17th, 2014

The issues in these appeals was the disallowance by the Commissioner of deductions claimed by the taxpayer for the income year 1982-85 inclusive. The deductions fell into two categories; payments made by the taxpayer to fund research carried on by the Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) (the first period); and expenditure incurred thereafter by the taxpayer (the second period). Background The taxpayer was a company with carried on its business in several divisions. In August 1981 the taxpayer contracted with the […]

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