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Big businesses against R&D tax exclusions

January 31st, 2014

The recent submissions to the Economics Legislative Committee were an opportunity for business’ to voice their opinions on recent proposed R&D tax exclusions put forward in the Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013. Swanson Reed supported the proposed changes in our submission due to potential benefits to SMEs and the Australian economy (Click here to view our blog on our submission). However big businesses have used the opportunity to fight the proposed changes. The Australian reported on the […]

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Proposed $20B R&D tax exclusions supported

January 24th, 2014

On 5 December 2013 the Senate referred the Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report. The Economics Legislative Committee inquiries allow interested parties to submit their views on the proposed changes. The deadline for submitting was 22 January 2014. There was an overwhelming response from the parties who submitted in opposition to the amendment. Swanson Reed stood out for its view that the proposed changes could bring about welcome […]

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Draft Taxation Determination TD 2013/D9 released by ATO for public comment

December 12th, 2013

Last week, the ATO released for public comment  draft Taxation Determination TD 2013/D9  “Income tax: when will Design Expenditure incurred by an R&D entity be included in the cost of a tangible depreciating asset within paragraph 355-225(1)(b) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (and therefore not able to be deducted under section 355-205)?” Submissions are due by 24 January 2014. The draft Taxation Determination is concerned with situations where an R&D entity incurs expenditure on various stages of design activities, connected […]

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Desalination Technology Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] AATA 846

December 11th, 2013

Federal Court Decision – FCT v  Desalination Technology Pty Ltd Click Here Full Federal Court Decision – FCT v Desalination Technology Click Here This article is about the original Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision on matters of fact.  Please click here if you would like to access the Federal Court Appeal. In the matter of Desalination Technology Pty Ltd and Commissioner of Taxation [2013] AATA 846 (29 November 2013) (DST), the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) assessed whether the taxpayer was eligible for […]

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