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2021 R&D Masterclass

Published on 18 Aug 2021 | Took place at Online, VIC

This R&D masterclass heard from senior members of the ATO and AusIndustry, experienced R&D advisers and lawyers specialising in R&D matters. This event covered recent decisions of the Tribunal and Courts, the latest in administrative practice, current focus areas, how to be prepared for and navigate R&D disputes and the policy discussions around incentivising the future of innovation and R&D in Australia.

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Individual sessions

Developments in the 'burden of proof' in R&D Tax Incentive claims

Author(s):  Igor GOLSHTEIN

This presentation covers:

  • Current trends in the burden of proof in RDTI claims, focusing on requirements around documentary evidence to substantiate eligibility (including an examination of historic and more recent decisions)
  • Reasons for why a claimant may have an incomplete trail of contemporaneous documentation to substantiate claims and the role of lay or viva voce evidence in plugging the gaps
  • Trends in the use of independent expert evidence in RDTI claims
  • What this means for claimants going forward.
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R&D disputes

Author(s):  Megan Bishop,  Hank SCIBERRAS

This presentation covers managing R&D disputes and understanding the context in which they occur.

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The future of R&D

Author(s):  David GELB,  Georgia King-Siem

This presentation covers:

  • A discussion on the Government’s proposed ‘Patent Box’ initiative
  • Insights to guide practitioners and taxpayers on R&D compliance matters
  • A discussion on Board of Taxation reviews and implications for regulators and taxpayers.
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