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R&D Tax Incentive Statistics within Commissioner of Taxation Annual Report

October 22nd, 2021

The ATO have recently released their annual report for the FY21 period, which is designed to inform parliament, stakeholders and the community about how the ATO have administered the tax and superannuation systems. Within the report are final statistics on the R&D Tax Incentive, which is jointly administered by the ATO and AusIndustry. Key statistics on the incentive from the period are as follows: Value of claims processed for the 38.5% R&D Offset was Steady from the prior year: $2.2b […]

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ATO Release Decision Impact Statement on Auctus Resources Pty Ltd Case (Administrative Recovery of R&D Offset )

October 18th, 2021

Background On 12 October 2021 the ATO issued a Decision Impact Statement relating to the decision handed down by the Full Federal Court in Auctus Resources Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2020] FCA 1096. The case involved a ‘self-assessed’ claim for an R&D tax offset refund of $2,269,336 made by Auctus Resources Pty Ltd (Auctus Resources) for the 2012-13 financial year. The refund payment was made by the Commissioner of Taxation (the Commissioner) to Auctus Resources using an automated […]

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R&D Asset Temporary Full Expensing Considerations and ATO Guidance

October 11th, 2021

A significant (but temporary) change to operation of the R&D Tax Incentive for expenditure on tangible depreciating assets used in R&D activity came into effect during FY21.   Historically, and prior to FY21: The capital cost of a tangible depreciating asset is not eligible as R&D expenditure; A company is able to claim the decline in value on an R&D asset (as calculated under the depreciating asset provisions in Division 40) for the period that an asset is used in […]

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Industry Portfolio to be Shared by Two Cabinet Ministers

October 5th, 2021

The Government announced the resignation of Christian Porter from the Industry portfolio in September 2021 after approximately 6 months in the role. Energy Minister Angus Taylor was then appointed acting Industry Minister following the departure of Christian Porter. The Government has now announced that the industry portfolio will be shared, with Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price taking on the extra responsibility of science and technology and Angus Taylor permanently taking on the industry aspect of the portfolio. Liberal MP Tim Wilson […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
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Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
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Andy Nguyen
Principal, Brisbane
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Kieu McKellar
Manager, Adelaide
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David Greatwich
Principal, Perth
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Krishna Gungaram
Manager, Hobart
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