Australian Taxation Office

New or updated materials on ATO website, including:

National Innovation and Science Agenda

The Government yesterday released its National Innovation & Science Agenda that contains a range of tax-related measures and incentives to encourage innovation. These include:

The Treasurer's media release regarding tax incentives included in the package is also available online.

Data matching

The ATO has given notice of a new data matching program covering real property transactions (including acquisitions and disposals of real property, and rental bond details) for the period 20 September 1985 to 30 June 2017. The purpose of the program is to ensure that taxpayers are correctly meeting taxation and other program obligations administered by the ATO in relation to their dealings with real property. These obligations include registration, lodgment, reporting and payment responsibilities.