New Grants

AusIndustry released a draft registration application form for the new R&D Tax Incentive.
The application form is for taxpayers whose financial years commence after 30 June 2011. A useable version of the form will be available from June this year on the AusIndustry website.
The draft form is contained in an AusIndustry paper entitled “R&D Tax Incentive Registration Requirements”.
 It contains a number of new and different requirements in comparison to the previous R&D Tax Concession (the Concession) application form.
About the R&D Tax Incentive 2012

The R&D Tax Incentive is the Australian Government’s principal measure to encourage industry investment in research and development. It is a broad-based, market-driven program that aims to boost company competitiveness, improve productivity and deliver economy-wide benefits to Australia.

The R&D Tax Incentive replaces the R&D Tax Concession for research and development in income years commencing on or after 1 July 2011. It provides generous benefits for eligible research and development activities (R&D activities). The two components of the program are:

  • a 45 per cent refundable tax offset for eligible companies with an aggregated turnover of less than $20 million per annum; or
  • a non-refundable 40 per cent tax offset for all other eligible companies.

The R&D Tax Incentive is jointly administered by AusIndustry (on behalf of Innovation Australia) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

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