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BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation Australia [2008] FCA 18

March 13th, 2014

In the matter of BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation, the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) reviewed whether the applicant, BAE Systems, is entitled to deductions under s 73B of the Income Tax Assessment (ITA) Act 1936. Background: The applicant taxpayer appeals from the Commissioner’s disallowance of objections made by the applicant in respect of amended income tax assessments issued by the Commissioner for the years of income ending on 31 March of 1993, 1994 and 1996. […]

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April Deadline for 2013 Claims Fast Approaching

March 12th, 2014

Changes to AusIndustry R&D Application introduced October 2013 30 April 2015 is the R&D Tax Incentive lodgement deadline for companies wishing to claim eligible R&D conducted during the year ended 30 June 2014. Companies who submitted their 2013 claims near last year’s deadline should be aware of changes to the registration application introduced in October 2013. This includes the additional requirement for: Details of the new knowledge intended to be produced by the core activities and how this is different from […]

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Worksheet of feedstock within Company Income Tax Returns

March 11th, 2014

A feedstock adjustment must be included in a company’s assessable income when Tax Offsets for R&D Expenditure are obtained on products which are marketable or applied to a company’s own use. The addition to assessable income for feedstock adjustments was a key new requirement of the R&D Tax Incentive Regime. In an effort to assist with tax compliance, companies currently using MYOB  will be required  to complete a feedstock worksheet outlining the basis of any relevant feedstock adjustment. Whilst this […]

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Is Aus R&D Incentive holding back ICT startups?

March 11th, 2014

A recent report by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has warned of the risks regarding innovation in the Australian ICT sector if the government fails to foster growth in more technology startups. In the AIIA’s “SmartICT 2014: A vision for sustained national prosperity” report released 4 March 2014, the AIIA highlighted Australia’s tax rules, particularly in relation to the R&D Tax Incentive, as being a major problem holding back the nation’s ICT industry. The AIIA report stated “Requirements in […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
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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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Mob: 0401 262 591

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