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The Senate Inquiry into R&D Tax Incentive Reforms is Delayed for the Third Time This Year

August 27th, 2020

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Research and Development Tax Incentive) Bill 2019 (‘the Bill’) was introduced on the 5 December 2019 to reform RDTIs. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg described these reforms as “targeting and improving the integrity and sustainability of the research and development tax incentive”. The Bill’s proposed changes included a $4 million cash refund cap for small companies with an annual turnover less than $20 million. Larger companies with an annual turnover more than $20 million would have their tax […]

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Australian Heavy Rare Earths Producer, Northern Minerals Limited Converts Lind Debt into Equity; Settles R&D Tax Dispute with the ATO

August 27th, 2020

Converts Lind Debt into Equity Australian heavy rare earths producer, Northern Minerals Limited, has issued 66,666,667 shares to a nominee of Lind Global Macro Fund, by converting $1.2 million worth of convertible security into ordinary shares. Resulting from this conversion, there are no amounts outstanding under the replacement convertible security. In accordance with the terms of the funding agreement entered into with Lind in March 2020, Lind has elected to reduce the collateral shareholding from 60,000,000 shares to zero, by […]

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Tech Industry Leaders Petition to PM Lobbying Against R&D Tax Reforms

August 24th, 2020

Reports have emerged that the chiefs of Australia’s leading technology companies collaborated in sending a joint letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday. The letter was signed by leaders at Atlassian, Canva, Airwallex, Culture Amp, StartupAUS, Prospa, Freelancer, NextDC among others. The letter has expressed particular concerns regarding: Australian investment in research and development lagging behind peer OECD nations; The proposed reforms to reduce the R&D Tax Offset; The retrospective implementation of the reforms, if passed as law; A […]

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Argent Minerals (ASX:ARD) Announces Details of R&D Tax Dispute Settlement and Progression of Further Claims

August 17th, 2020

Argent Minerals Limited has previously disclosed a liability in the company’s 2019 annual report for “R&D Claims repayable” of approximately $1.4M. This liability was in respect of R&D Tax Offsets for the FY16 and FY17 periods that AusIndustry had found related to ineligible activities. Argent Minerals Limited had, at the time reported that the company remained of the view that its R&D activities were eligible, and intended to pursue a dispute of the adverse finding. In May 2020, the company […]

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