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Innovation is the key to survival for Australian Manufacturers

March 17th, 2015

A recent manufacturing showcase in Dandenong, Melbourne, hosted by the Industry Capability Network and the Victorian Department of State Development, Business and Innovation brought together more than 550 representatives from various manufacturing sectors to discuss future changes and opportunities in the manufacturing industry. The event provided a valuable forum that focused on how manufacturing businesses are evolving through innovation in areas such as product design, R&D, information and communications technology and leadership. There was a strong focus on the importance […]

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GHP 104 160 689 Pty Ltd v. Commissioner of Taxation

March 7th, 2015

Summary of 104 160 689 matter Taxation Ruling – TR2013/3 Click Here  Taxation Ruling: TR 2013/3A1 – Addendum Click Here Decision Impact Statement – GHP 104 160 689 Pty Ltd  Click Here The case concerned whether certain expenditure was to be disallowed deductibility at the rate of 125% because it was ‘feedstock expenditure’ within the meaning of the former section 73B(1) of ITAA 1936. GHP 104 160 689 Pty Ltd (‘the applicant’) carried on the business of mining operations which […]

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Good News Flash – Proposed reduction to R&D offset rate rejected by Senate

March 4th, 2015

At the announcement of the May 2014 budget, the Federal Government proposed to decrease the refundable and non-refundable R&D tax offsets by 1.5% for FY15. The reduction in the R&D tax offset rates was proposed to commence one year prior to the 1.5% reduction in corporate rate for FY16. Had the R&D Tax Offset rates reduced one year prior to the corporate tax rate as proposed, the permanent effective benefit of the R&D Tax Incentive would have dropped in FY15, then been […]

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ATO ID 2015/5 Research and Development: Disposal of research & development results and future payments

February 17th, 2015

Does the disposal of research and development (R&D) results provision in section 355-410 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997) include amounts from the licensing of intellectual property (IP) payable in the future, subject to achieving future development and sales milestones? Yes. The disposal of R&D results provision in section 355-410 of the ITAA 1997 includes amounts from the licensing of IP payable in the future. These include future payments that are referrable to future development of the IP and […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
Mob: 0435 713 493
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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