Accountants welcome business tax changes in the 2020-21 Budget
The business tax changes under the 2020-21 Budget have been met with positive feedback from professional accounting bodies and tax experts. Two of the key announcements under the Government’s business investment strategy are the immediate expensing and loss carry-back provisions for businesses with an annual turnover of up to $5 billion. Under immediate expensing, businesses… Continue reading Accountants welcome business tax changes in the 2020-21 Budget
Government backflips on RDTI cuts with a $2 billion boost
Last night, the Government announced a $2 billion investment into Research & Development Tax Incentives (RDTIs), scrapping a previously proposed $1.8 billion cut and a $4 million tax refund cap. The changes will apply from 1 July 2021 and will support more than 11,400 companies that claim the RDTI. In addition to the $2 billion… Continue reading Government backflips on RDTI cuts with a $2 billion boost
What are startups looking to receive from the Federal Budget?
With the announcement of the Federal Budget looming this evening, start-up executives are calling for more money to be invested into growing new companies, and policy surety in regards to the R&D tax incentive. Nick Northcott, the Executive Director of legal tech startup Immediation, has said that in order for startup businesses to gain traction… Continue reading What are startups looking to receive from the Federal Budget?
Guidance needed on JobKeeper subsidised R&D and transfer pricing rules
Early this week, the Tax Institute of Australia (TIA) called for guidance material on the JobKeeper scheme in relation to the R&D Tax Concession and transfer pricing. In an open letter from TIA president Peter Godber, the TIA made a submission to the ATO encouraging a more “considered approach … in relation to guidance being… Continue reading Guidance needed on JobKeeper subsidised R&D and transfer pricing rules
R&D tax incentive inquiry delayed a third time
Businesses have been plunged into further uncertainty as the Senate inquiry into R&D tax incentive (‘RDTI’) reforms is delayed a third time this year. What do we know so far? 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… Continue reading R&D tax incentive inquiry delayed a third time