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Green’s resurrect quarterly credits system

August 27th, 2014

This morning, in a bold move to resurrect the quarterly credits concept, the Leader of the Greens, Christine Milne moved amendments in the Senate to the Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013.  As part of this move, the Greens will also aim to strike out Government plans to cut R&D incentives for large companies. It is important to note that the original Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 4) Bill 2013 established a scheme for making refundable tax offsets available in […]

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Swanson Reed Risk Management

August 22nd, 2014

Swanson Reed understands security, tax risk management and audit control are critical to the success of your company’s research and development. At Swanson Reed pride ourselves in providing quality service with minimal risk to ensure your business receives the highest levels of quality assurance. Swanson Reed is certified to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 31000:2009 Risk Management Standard. As a result of this certification, you can be assured every claim prepared by Swanson Reed and our advisory services have undergone […]

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ATO ID 2010/74 Income Tax R&D tax concession: meaning of ‘primarily’ in paragraph 73B(14C)(c) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

August 20th, 2014

Can the requirement in paragraph 73B(14C)(c) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 ( ITAA 1936), that activities need to be carried on ‘wholly or primarily on behalf of the foreign company’ be met, where the relevant activities are not carried out by the eligible company solely on behalf of the foreign company? Yes. The requirement in paragraph 73B(14C)(c) of the ITAA 1936 can be met if the R&D activities are carried on chiefly or mainly on behalf of the foreign company. […]

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ATO ID 2010/37 Income Tax Deductions: tax indemnity payment

August 20th, 2014

Is a deduction available under section 8-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997) for a tax indemnity payment made to an investor pursuant to an obligation in a research and development syndicate (R&D syndicate) arrangement, if the giving of such indemnities and entering into such arrangements is a regular part of the taxpayer’s business operations as a developer/supplier of technological products and holding company? Yes, the taxpayer is entitled to a deduction under section 8-1 of the ITAA 1997 […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
Mob: 0435 713 493
Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
Tel: (02) 8006 0559
Mob: 0435 713 493
Andy Nguyen
Principal, Brisbane
Tel: (07) 3221 1499
Mob: 0407 750 249
Kieu McKellar
Manager, Adelaide
Tel: (08) 8121 7850
Mob: 0435 713 493
David Greatwich
Principal, Perth
Tel: (08) 9340 3745
Mob: 0468 386 250
Krishna Gungaram
Manager, Hobart
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
Mob: 0435 713 493



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