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On 2 September 2021, the High Court of Australia refused Coal of Queensland Pty Ltd (COQ) leave to appeal the decision of the Full Federal Court in Coal of Queensland Pty Ltd v Innovation and...
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) recently held in favour of taxpayer PKWK in a research and development (R&D) dispute against Innovation and Science Australia (ISA).
On 22 January 2021, Stewart J decided H20 Exchange Pty Ltd (H2O) v Innovation and Science Australia (ISA)  FCA 11 in favour of ISA.
Earlier this year, National Cabinet agreed that all jurisdictions would defer their respective state and territory budgets to enable each government to focus on the COVID-19 response effort. We...
A recent decision by the AAT reinforces that it is important for taxpayers to appropriately document a hypothesis prior to commencing research and development (R&D) activities.
This year’s budget was always going to be shaped by the devastating impact on the Australian economy of recent natural disasters (bushfires, floods and drought) and the global COVID-19 pandemic...
Recently the Victorian State Revenue Office released guidance on its website on its interpretation of the economic entitlement provisions contained in the Duties Act 2000 (Vic).
ATO releases draft TD 2020/D1 Income tax: notional deductions for R&D activities subsidised by JobKeeper payments
The Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have introduced a range of stimulus measures to assist businesses and workers during this challenging time.
Foreign Persons Surcharge Duty and Discretionary Trusts have recently changed in VIC and NSW.
Last week, the Full Federal Court (per Davies, Moshinsky and Steward JJ) handed down a decision in Moreton Resources Limited v Innovation and Science Australia  FCAFC 120.
We bring you the key taxation reforms announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in the 2019/20 Australian Federal Budget. Unsurprisingly, with the next Federal election due sometime in May, the main...
In the Federal budget handed down on Tuesday 8 May 2018, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced major changes to “better target” the research & development (R&D) tax incentive.
This special edition of Acumen discusses the key taxation reforms announced on the evening of 8 May 2018 by Treasurer Scott Morrison in the 2018 Australian Federal Budget.
This special edition of Acumen discusses the key taxation reforms for business announced on the evening of 9 May 2017 by Treasurer Scott Morrison in the 2017 Australian Federal Budget.
This special edition of Acumen discusses the key taxation reforms for business announced on the evening of May 3rd by Treasurer Scott Morrison in the 2016 Australian Federal Budget, highlights of...
Do taxpayers have adequate opportunity to make legal professional privilege claims over documents that have come into the ATO’s possession?
On 30 January 2015, the Supreme Court of Queensland (per McMurdo J) upheld an appeal by Sojitz Coal Resources Pty Ltd (Sojitz) against a decision of the Commissioner to impose land rich duty on its...
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