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CSL urges cuts to advanced manufacturing tax rate

August 4th, 2015

Australian biotech company CSL is calling for a lower advanced manufacturing tax rate. Last year the company decided to build a $500 million plant in Switzerland over Australia due to factors such as proximity to market, availability of staff, market experience and, specifically, a lower corporate tax rate within the country. CSL’s chief financial officer, Gordon Naylor, acknowledges tax is not the only deterrent to doing more in Australia, he says it’s a central element. That’s why CSL is pushing […]

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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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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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Sarah Guan
Manager, Hobart
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