Budget 2013 contains proposals to change the tax treatment of specific forms of business “black hole” expenditure, cash out tax losses for research and development intensive start-up firms and review the effectiveness of the thin capitalisation rules.
An officials’ issues paper, Clarifying the acquisition date of land, was released seeking feedback on a proposal to clarify the date when land is acquired for sale or disposal. Submissions close on 28 June 2013.
Proposed changes to the Student Loan Scheme were also announced.
For more information see the Budget 2013 tax announcements.