INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1997
This section applies to an *R & D entity if:
(a) the R & D entity can deduct an amount under section 355-205 or 355-480 for an income year for one or more *R & D activities; and
(b) one or more other entities (the grouped entities ) incurred expenditure during the income year, or an earlier income year, on one or more of those *R & D activities; and
(c) when each grouped entity incurred the expenditure:
(i) the grouped entity was *connected with the R & D entity; or
(ii) the grouped entity was an *affiliate of the R & D entity or the R & D entity was an affiliate of the grouped entity.
The amount the *R & D entity can deduct, apart from this section, under section 355-205 or 355-480 for the income year is reduced by the amount (the reduction amount ) worked out as follows: Method statement
For each grouped entity, work out the sum of the amounts derived during the income year, or an earlier income year, by the grouped entity for goods or services relating to one or more of the *R & D activities while:
From the sum of those amounts, subtract the actual cost to each grouped entity of providing the goods or services that correspond to those amounts.
However, if the *R & D entity can deduct amounts under both sections 355-205 and 355-480 for the income year, those amounts are reduced as follows:
(a) apply the reduction amount to reduce the amount otherwise deductible under section 355-205 (but not below zero); and
(b) then apply any remainder of the reduction amount to reduce the amount otherwise deductible under section 355-480 (but not below zero). Disregard mark-ups already taken into account 355-415(4)
For the purposes of step 1 of the method statement in subsection (2), disregard any of the amounts from that step that have already been taken into account under this section for the *R & D entity and the *R & D activities for an earlier income year.