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Pitcher Partners AusIndustry: Guide to Software R&D Claims

Pitcher Partners has released initial observations on AusIndustry's guidance in relation to software development related R&D claims.

Pitcher Partners observation


We previously advised that the ATO was concerned with expenditure associated with software related R&D claims based on the Australian Financial Review article on ATO’s rejection of Airtasker’s software development R&D claim. As a result of significant public interest in this matter, AusIndustry has recently released guidance for companies undertaking software development R&D activities. AusIndustry considers the generation of new knowledge for activities within software development projects to be dependent on a scientific and/or technological advance.

Follow the link to documentation below to read the full article.

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Please see contact details below to receive a complementary R&D risk assessment of your company’s R&D claims as well as a risk analysis report and consultation. 

Simon Chun
+61 7 3222 8447

Ian Jones
+61 7 3222 8435

Murugesh Sheekar
R&D and Grant Consultant
+61 7 3222 8332

Joshua Wilson
R&D and Grant Consultant
+61 7 3222 8478



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