Australian Software Royalty Characterization Ruling - TEI Comments

On March 1, 2024, TEI filed comments with the Australian Taxation Office regarding its new interpretation of the characterization of payments made for software and other intellectual property. TEI's commented on how this new interpretation was out of step with longstanding and internationally accepted tax rules, that the new interpretation was likely to lead to increases in tax disputes and incidences of double taxation, among other things. TEI's comments were developed under the aegis of its EMEA Direct and Asia Tax Committees. Benjamin R. Shreck, TEI Tax Counsel, coordinated the development of TEI's comments.

Read the comments here.