Industry Specific Issues

NaughtsnCrosses Pty Ltd v Innovation Australia [2012] AATA 743

April 8th, 2014

NaughtsnCrosses sought a review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) of a decision made by the IR&D Board and affirmed on internal review by the commissioner of taxation, which deemed activities claimed as R&D by NaughtsnCross as ineligible for the R&D tax incentive. Background NaughtsnCrosses (called Absoft at the time of the events in the proceedings), claimed that it satisfied the criteria which entitled them to claim the R&D tax concessions for expenditure in the 2002/03 and 2003/04 income years […]

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The Applicant and Industry R&D Board [1999] AATA 468

April 7th, 2014

This application was brought to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to review a decision by the Industry Research and Development (IR&D) Board, who determined that the applicant did not conduct eligible activities to claim the R&D tax concession. Sub-section 39T(4) of the IR&D Act 1986 provides that the hearing of a proceeding relating to a reviewable decision must take place in private. These reasons are therefore cast in such a way as to preserve the confidential identity of the applicant. […]

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North Broken Hill Ltd v Industry R&D Board [1993] AATA 254

April 4th, 2014

The AAT has upheld the IR&D Board’s decision that North Broken Hill’s activities in designing and implementing the Product Tracking System were not research and development activities for the purposes of section 73B of the Assessment Act.. Facts The Commissioner of Taxation requested the IR&D Board to give him a certificate stating whether a project, carried on by North Broken Hill and known as the “Product Tracking System” project, was an R&D activity. The IR&D Board had one of its […]

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IR&D Board v IMT Ltd [2001] FCA 85

March 27th, 2014

The respondent (IMT) brings a motion seeking an order that the matter be remitted to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), as originally constituted (subject to the availability of the relevant members) to be determined according to law without the hearing of further evidence other than as determined by the AAT. Background: The motion arises as the consequence of the lodgement of a notice of appeal by the Industry Research and Development (IR&D) Board from the decision of the AAT on […]

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