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New Opposition Party Statements on R&D Tax Policy

September 10th, 2020

Labor Innovation Spokesperson Clare O’Neil has this week spoken to InnovationAus about the Opposition’s R&D Tax Incentive Policies. The article focused particularly on the Government’s proposed reforms to the R&D Tax Incentive, which have been widely condemned by Industry Groups and are subject to a Senate Economics Committee review. Highlights from Clare O’Neil’s interview included: “The government’s proposal represents very, very significant cuts to the RDTI. That is the very opposite of what you want to do when building for […]

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Catapult Group Leverages R&D Investment to Report Strong Results During COVID Period

September 7th, 2020

Catapult Group International Ltd has been one of the outstanding performers on the ASX over the past QTR, with the value of its shares having increased approximately fourfold from the depths of the COVID-19 Market Lows following the announcements of positive results and trading updates. Media coverage of NFL Training Camps and European football resumptions over recent months has also shown many international players using the wearable technology, quite an achievement for an Australian company. Key highlights from the company’s […]

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AusIndustry Consultation on Redrafting of Guide to Interpretation Document

August 31st, 2020

AusIndustry’s original Guide to Interpretation was published in January 2016, and has been considered the primary document for detailing how AusIndustry interprets key elements of the definition of ‘R&D activities’ as defined in the legislation. Material from the Guide to Interpretation was often referred to by AusIndustry during compliance processes, and it detailed AusIndustry’s position on complex issues, such as: Assessment of the purpose for which R&D Activities were undertaken; The scope of activities that are specifically excluded from consideration as […]

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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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Bryce Steele
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