The Federal Budget 2020/21 handed down this week has highlighted Research and Development (R&D) and innovation support for companies as an important part of the Government’s strategy for economic recovery.
There were some welcome announcements, in the form of revised R&D tax incentive changes. These will provide greater certainty for R&D investment while still rewarding those companies that commit a greater proportion of their business expenditure to R&D by:
The changes are proposed to commence from a deferred start date of 1 July 2021.
For small companies with aggregated turnover of less than $20 million, the changes include:
For larger companies with aggregated annual turnover of $20 million or more, the changes include:
The remaining R&D measures are unchanged from those in the Treasury Laws Amendment (Research and Development Tax Incentive) Bill 2019 currently before the Senate.
For more information on R&D tax incentive changes, talk to your adviser or contact the Crowe team.
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