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R&D Tax Budget Reforms Applauded By Australian Industry Leaders

October 12th, 2020

When the federal government announced in December 2019 that they would reintroduce their R&D Tax Reform bill with a proposed start date of July 2019 for FY20, it was met with widespread condemnation from industry leaders. The reintroduced bill was a slightly modified version of a previous reform bill, which did not pass through the Senate, and previous review by the Senate Economics Committee noted concerns around the proposed intensity threshold and refundable offset cap. A co-ordinated lobby effort then […]

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Federal Budget Update – R&D Tax Incentive a Winner

October 7th, 2020

Federal budgets under both major parties have not presented good news for the R&D Tax Incentive in recent years, with the flagship programme for encouraging business investment in R&D subjected to a series of proposed cuts via caps and rate reductions. This year’s budget has been a welcome change in the wake of the Government’s plan for COVID economic recovery. As was flagged by the media last week, the government has largely backed away from the unworkable changes in its […]

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AFR reports that government will back down on R&D Tax budget reforms

October 2nd, 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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StartupAus Continues R&D Tax Incentive Advocacy Ahead of Delayed Federal Budget

September 28th, 2020

The federal budget, traditionally in May each year was deferred by the government until 6 October 2020 due to COVID. In comments to Smartcompany.com.au, this week, StartupAus chief Alex McCauley has continued his strong advocacy for the R&D Tax Incentive. Key highlights of Alex’s position include: This year’s budget can be somewhat be considered as two budgets together, in a seven month period; the R&D Tax Incentive is the “number one priority” for this year’s budget; whatever the merits were of amending the […]

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