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The new R&D tax concession paper


Australia’s R&D tax concession system is undergoing its most profound changes since its introduction in 1985. The Review of the National Innovation System proposes a tax credit system with additional incentives for companies with turnover under $50 million. New rules and definitions will impact all companies involved in product development, process improvement and innovation generally. This paper explains the changes and identifies strategies for companies to manage this transition and participate in the new R&D tax credit system including:

  • key changes by the new Government
  • practical implications of those changes to business
  • R&D compliance issues
  • recent R&D developments (ATO and AusIndustry rulings)
  • transitional arrangements and planning issues.

Author profiles

David Gelb
David is the National Partner in charge of KPMG Australia’s R&D practice. David specialises in the R&D tax concession and other government incentives for R&D and innovation. David is the Chairperson of The Tax Institute’s R&D Group and regularly meets with senior members of AusIndustry and the Australian Taxation Office. David was closely involved with the R&D tax concession review component of the 2008 National Innovation System Review. He is also on the Executive of KPMG’s Global R&D Network. - Current at 16 November 2012
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Paul Van Bergen
Paul is a specialist R&D tax partner with KPMG and heads its R&D practice in Sydney. He has extensive experience in providing both private and public sector clients with technical advice in relation to all types of R&D and Government Grants and Incentives. - Current at 12 September 2011
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This was presented at 24th National Convention 2009 .

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Individual sessions

Justice Hill Memorial Lecture - Statutory interpretation

Author(s):  Murray GLEESON

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The new R&D tax concession

Author(s):  David GELB,  Paul VAN BERGEN

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Transfer Pricing: Applying the arm’s length principle in a world without comparables

Author(s):  Marc SIMPSON

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Long live the goose - Recent cases dealing with tax concession charities

Author(s):  Jennifer BATROUNEY

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