R&D Amendments Referred to Senate Economics Legislation Committee

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The Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2018 (available for viewing here ) was referred to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee was for inquiry and report by 3 December 2018. The Bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on 20 September 2018.

BSI previously submitted a response to the Treasury consultation on the Government’s 2018-19 Budget Measure – Better targeting the Research and Development Tax Incentive, citing concern that the (then) proposed measures would have negative impacts on the level of business expenditure on R&D.

Our sentiments were reiterated in a further submission to the Committee (available for viewing here). Given recent events in Canberra and the emergence of a minority Government, in is not clear whether this legislation will pass both House of Parliament before the next federal election.