Source: The Tax Specialist Journal Article
Published Date: 1 Apr 2015
Australia has a problem with innovation efficiency. While the public and private sectors both dedicate significant resources to innovation inputs such as R&D spend, far less resources are committed to producing, protecting and commercialising innovation outputs. A preferential tax policy for profits resulting from commercialisation of IP generated and held in Australia could potentially assist to correct this imbalance. With the right integrity provisions and policy design, such a regime could also be consistent with Australia's international economic obligations and commitments.
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