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Reports That Senate R&D Tax Reform Inquiry Has Been Delayed Again

August 5th, 2020

In December 2019, the government re-introduced a bill to reform the R&D Tax Incentive. This bill was a slightly modified version of a previous reform bill (Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2018), which did not pass through the Senate at that time. A Senate Economics Legislation Committee recommended in February 2019 that the initial bill should be deferred from consideration until further analysis of the bill’s impact […]

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Adjustments Required to R&D Claims for JobKeeper Payments – ATO Position Released

July 28th, 2020

As had been anticipated, the ATO will be requiring adjustments to R&D claims that contain salaries reimbursed by the JobKeeper Scheme. Companies lodging FY20 R&D claims who have also received the JobKeeper stimulus must carefully review and adjust R&D claims where necessary. The basis of this need for adjustment is the ATO’s position that companies are not deemed to incur salary expenditure at their own financial risk where such costs are being reimbursed by the Job Keeper Scheme. Draft Taxation […]

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Telix Pharmaceuticals reports receipt of $11.4M Refundable R&D Tax Offset

July 27th, 2020

Melbourne based Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd has reported during the week receipt of a $11.4M Refundable R&D Tax Offset in respect of activity conducted during the YE 31 December 2019. This would be one of the largest single year Refundable offset receipts in the history of the R&D Tax Incentive, and infers an R&D Expenditure of approximately $26M AUD. The underlying activity relates to development of diagnostic and therapeutic products using molecularly targeted radiation. Receipt of a tax offset of this magnitude reduces […]

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Australian National Audit Office To Audit The R&D Tax Incentive

July 23rd, 2020

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) is set to undertake an audit of the government’s administration of the R&D Tax Incentive scheme this year. This will be the first time the ANAO has looked at the scheme since it was introduced in July 2011. The audit will aim to assess the effectiveness of the R&D Tax Incentive’s administration by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and the ATO.  Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell was quoted in InnovationAus, stating […]

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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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