The R&D Tax Incentive remains Australia’s most widely utilised innovation grant for Small Businesses. The R&D tax incentive provides a cash rebate up to 43.5% of the nominated R&D expenditure, claimed retrospectively after 1st July. It requires businesses to register their R&D activities with AusIndustry then claim the rebate through the ATO with an R&D tax schedule as part of the company tax return.
R&D Tax now open for claims
Business must register between 1st July 2019 – 30th April 2020 to access the 43.5% rebate on expenses incurred from the 2018-19 finanical year. Businesses with an aggregated turn-over of $20m+ are only eligible for the 38.5% non-refundable tax offset.
Did you know…
Did you know that in FY17 that there were 13,410 business registrations submitted for R&D tax. The total R&D expenditure claimed was $13.9Bn. SMEs made up 86% of R&D tax registrations but only 44 % of expenditure. A total of $2.5Bn in offsets were paid out.
R&D Tax Incentive is not a grant. It is an entitlement that all eligible businesses can claim. To be eligible you need to meet 4 key criteria:
- Be an eligible entity (incorporated Pty Ltd company, not a trust or trustee)
- Have conducted eligible R&D activities that meets the definition
- Have incurred the R&D expenses in the year of claim
- Have sufficient documentation to evidence the R&D activities and expenditure.
Ask us for more detail your R&D activities to ensure you are eligible or download our free eBook.
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Treadstone specialises in assessing eligibility and ensuring that the correct documentation is kept to be audit ready. We have prepared over 600 claims and are one of Australia’s leading R&D tax specialists. Contact us for a free evaluation and compliance review on (03) 9008 5937 or email us.