IP

Software royalties and income tax

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently released a draft Taxation Ruling (TR) 2021/D4 (Draft Ruling) which considers whether certain software related royalties may be taxable.  In short, the Draft Ruling provides a much needed, and quite broad, scope for when consideration of computer software will be a royalty for income tax purposes.  This article discusses this broadened scope. [Read more…]

Licence Agreements

A licence can be a great way of exploiting the commercial value of intellectual property (IP).  Put simply, assuming that the grantor of the rights controls the IP. A licence is the grant of a permission or authority by one person to another to do something.
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