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Research and development

Professional advice to ensure your business receives maximum benefit from the Research and Development Tax Incentive Program.
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In Australia, innovation, creativity and technical leadership are considered critical for delivering new sources of growth, maintaining high wage jobs and creating sustainable prosperity. Recognising that Research and Development (R&D) drives innovation, the Australian Government provides a R&D Tax Incentive Program to encourage and incentivise these activities.

To ensure your organisation receives the maximum benefit of this program, it’s essential to have an in-depth understanding of how the incentive works and your eligibility. Our expert advisors can assist you through all stages of your incentive claim and ensure you are rewarded for the R&D activities your company conducts. We help you identify and register eligible activities, quantify the related expenditure and assure that you are making valid and supportable claims.

What R&D Tax Incentives are available?

The R&D Tax Incentive Program provides organisations with either:

  • A 43.5% refundable tax offset for companies with aggregated turnover of less than $20 million per annum, under the provision that they are not controlled by income tax-exempt entities
  • 38.5% non-refundable tax offset for all other eligible companies
Helping you claim your R&D incentives

Our experienced taxation specialists can assist with:

  • Identification of eligible R&D activities and expenditures
  • Registration of R&D activities with AusIndustry
  • Calculation of eligible R&D expenditure
  • Corporate governance and maintenance of accurate records and documentation to support R&D claims
  • Preparation for reviews by AusIndustry and the ATO

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