Swanson Reed News

Commissioner of Taxation v Desalination Technology Pty Ltd

July 9th, 2015

AAT Decision – Desalination Technology Pty Ltd v FCT Click Here Federal Court Decision – FCT v Desalination Technology Click Here Commissioner of Taxation v Desalination Technology Pty Limited [2015] FCAFC 96 After previously dismissing the appeal, the Full Court of the Federal Court has allowed the Commissioner to appeal the decision of the AAT in Desalination Technology Pty Ltd and FCT [2013] AATA 846.  The AAT previously held that the taxpayer had incurred expenditure payable to a related party […]

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innovationCAFE 2015

June 16th, 2015

Swanson Reed is pleased to be taking part in the 2015 innovationCAFE that will focus on the three pillars for a new Australia. If Australia is to be a sustainable, innovation-led economy three interrelated pillars need to be aligned: Productivity Commercialisation Innovation Culture Each session will be presented by leaders in their field and outline the issues, examples and opportunities relevant to each pillar. Location Where When Register Now Brisbane The Glen Hotel Eight Mile Plains 7:30am – 10:00am Wednesday, […]

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Tax Discussion White Paper “Re:think” – Swanson Reed Submission

June 2nd, 2015

This submission outlines our view in response to the Australian Federal Government’s Tax Discussion White Paper “Re:think”. Re:think contains two questions concerning innovation: Question 39: Does the R&D tax incentive encourage companies to conduct R&D activities that would otherwise not be conducted in the absence of government support? Would alternative approaches better achieve this objective and, if so, how? Question 40: What other taxation incentives, including changes to existing measures, are appropriate to encourage investment in innovation and entrepreneurship? Australia […]

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Government reintroduces 1.5% Cut to R&D Tax Incentive

May 28th, 2015

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No.3) Bill 2015 that proposes a 1.5% cut to R&D Tax Incentive rates passed the House of Representatives and is now being considered by the Senate. Click here to view the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measure No. 3) Bill 2015 The Bill is a reintroduction of previous legislation stalled in the senate which also proposed a uniform reduction of 1.5%. The basis for the previously proposed reduction of the R&D Tax Offset rate […]

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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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