Legislation and Parliamentary Matters

Proposed $20B R&D tax exclusions supported

January 24th, 2014

On 5 December 2013 the Senate referred the Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report. The Economics Legislative Committee inquiries allow interested parties to submit their views on the proposed changes. The deadline for submitting was 22 January 2014. There was an overwhelming response from the parties who submitted in opposition to the amendment. Swanson Reed stood out for its view that the proposed changes could bring about welcome […]

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R&D tax exclusions are referred to Senate

December 11th, 2013

The newly proposed section 355-103 ITAA1997, providing an exception for large business in claiming the R&D Tax exclusions are referred to senate for further inquiry. The Tax Laws Amendment (Research & Development) Bill 2013 passed the lower house only days ago, but will be fully investigated by the Senate for economic impact. A report of the inquiry findings is expected on 17 March 2014. As of yesterday, the ALP has indicated it may withdraw its support for this measure over […]

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R&D tax incentive legislation :Exception for large businesses

November 15th, 2013

A new R&D tax incentive legislation of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997,  section s355-103, will provide an exception for large business in claiming R&D tax incentive benefits. The new section will be back dated to 1 July 2013, and as of late yesterday afternoon been moved to a second reading in the lower house.   The Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 contains the following parts: 355-103   Exception for large businesses 1)      Despite section 355-100, an * R&D entity is not entitled under […]

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