Substantial tax deductions for IP expenditure

As part of the Federal Government’s response to COVID-19, certain intellectual property expenses are now eligible for even greater and immediate tax deductions:


  • until 30 June 2020, expenses relating to patents, registered designs and copyright may be eligible for an immediate 100% deduction under the Instant Asset Write-off scheme (IAWO); and

  • until 30 June 2021, the above expenses may be eligible for an immediate 50% deduction under the Backing Business Investment scheme (if they are not eligible for the IAWO scheme).

We’d recommend contacting your accountant to find out whether your current (or upcoming) IP expenses qualify for these generous tax deductions. You may find that it is more tax-efficient to bring IP expenditure forward.


In the meantime, to continue supporting the IP needs of Australian businesses during this period, we are providing our complimentary IP discussions remotely. Feel free to book a session with us below: