Teflon part 2

Posted on: March 31st, 2013 by csaunders No Comments

Secondly consider the individual personalities and cultural issues at play. Some organisations have entire ‘Teflon’ cultures, and some still have echoes of a time when ‘Teflon’ was the culture of-the-day – even though management might have mostly “stamped it out” in the present. If your ‘Teflon’ pal has been around for a more than a [...]

Teflon part 1

Posted on: March 31st, 2013 by csaunders No Comments

Ever wondered how some people in your project team never seem to let any tasks ‘stick’ to them? Frustrated by an inability to get certain team members doing the ‘action(s)’ that clearly belong to them? http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teflon_(nickname)#section_1 Quote: “Teflon is a nickname given to persons, particularly in politics, to whom criticism does not seem to stick. [...]

Tax law change may limit software

Posted on: May 18th, 2012 by nbyfleet No Comments

Inland Revenue appears not to have considered how a change to tax rules could financially impact software developers. The IRD posted a notice on its website last month saying companies can no longer deduct money spent on unsuccessful software projects for tax purposes. This practice had been allowed since 1993. The new rules are a [...]

Tax change threatens software development

Posted on: May 18th, 2012 by nbyfleet No Comments

A tax change could stifle software development and innovation, warns an industry expert. Inland Revenue said last month that companies can no longer deduct money spent on unsuccessful software projects for tax purposes. This practice had been allowed since 1993. The tax department said the change was made because failed software is not directly part [...]

Notice – Income tax treatment of unsuccessful software development

Posted on: May 18th, 2012 by nbyfleet No Comments

Income Tax Treatment of Computer Software was published in and appendix to Tax Information Bulletin Volume Four, No 10 (May 1993) (The TIB item) provides that the cost of unsuccessful software development can be immediately deducted (whether the software is commissioned or developed in house). The TIB item acknowledges that such software is a capital item but allows [...]