Income tax: computer software
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Notice of Withdrawal
Taxation Ruling TR 93/12 is withdrawn with effect from 1 July 2021.
1. TR 93/12 deals with the assessability of receipts in respect of software and the treatment of software as trading stock under subsection 70-10(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
2. TR 93/12 has been replaced by Draft Taxation Ruling TR 2021/D4 Income tax: royalties - character of receipts in respect of software which issued on 25 June 2021.
3. TR 2021/D4 deals with the circumstances in which receipts from the licensing and distribution of software will be royalties as defined in subsection 6(1) of the Income Tax Assessment 1936. Other matters contained within TR 93/12 are considered to be generally well understood and it is proposed to deal with them through guidance to be published on ato.gov.au.
Commissioner of Taxation
30 June 2021
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NO NO 92/7688-2
Dyason and Ors v. Autodesk Inc and Anor
(1989) 96 ALR 57
FC of T v. Suttons Motors (Chullora) Wholesale Pty Ltd
85 ATC 4398
16 ATR 567
Toby Constructions Products Pty Ltd v. Computer Bar Sales Pty Ltd
(1983) 2 NSWLR 48
|13 May 1993||Original ruling|
|29 November 2006||Original ruling + note||Repeal provision note|
|24 June 2021||Interim withdrawal|
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