Government Policy and Treasury

Industry Minister comments and Government R&D Policy leading into budget (May 2024)

May 13th, 2024

May 2023 will mark the Labor government’s third budget in this term.   Industry Minister Ed Husic has not seemed to make any significant comments about the R&D Tax Incentive programme this year, and announcements so far have included: A “Health Research for a Future Made in Australia” package which has a total investment of $1.89 billion; Boosts for skills and training; Investments in quantum computing; Rollout of The national reconstruction fund;   The last R&D Tax Specific announcement, seemed to […]

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2023 Annual Report for IISA: Update on R&D Tax Legal matters and litigation

April 8th, 2024

Industry Innovation and Science Australia (IISA) is the government department responsible for determining whether companies’ activities meet the legislative criteria eligible under the R&D Tax Incentive. The 2022-23 Annual Report for IISA was recently released, and a section of the report provides an update on legal matters and litigation relevant to the department. When comparing the 2022-23 Annual Report with the equivalent publications from previous years, a continued decline in the number of R&D Tax disputes arising between companies and […]

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Government Proposes Enormous Increase in Maximum Fines for Firms Engaged in Tax Exploitation Schemes

August 14th, 2023

In response to the recent scandals in the tax profession, the Government has proposed to increase maximum fines on firms engaged in tax exploitation scheme by around 100 times. The move would see firms face fines of up to $780m for exploiting tax loopholes, and other changes made to regulators’ powers. The promoter penalty laws are concerned with arrangements that avoid or evade tax, and where the benefit claimed isn’t available under the tax laws. They are collectively referred to […]

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Federal Government Releases Australia’s First National Quantum Strategy

May 5th, 2023

On Wednesday 3 May, the federal government released Australia’s first National Quantum Strategy. Australian investment in quantum technologies is urgently needed, says Industry Minister Ed Husic, Australia led the world in offering postgraduate quantum physics qualifications 30 years ago, and today has more than 20 world-leading quantum companies operating in the country, but Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic warned that Australia can’t afford to be “left behind in a post-quantum world” amid unprecedented global geostrategic competition. The National […]

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