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R&D advisory in Australia.

Acclime’s R&D advisory services are delivered by our expert team of R&D and tax consultants. We offer advice, support and project management throughout your entire R&D journey in the Australian market.

R&D advisory

Access the benefits you are entitled to.

The R&D Tax Incentive is a program designed to encourage companies to conduct eligible R&D activities in Australia by offering between 38.5% and 48.5% tax rebate on eligible R&D expenses.

If your objectives include accessing the Australian Government’s R&D Tax Incentive programme, our full suite of R&D advisory services will help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to.

Pre-application advice

We can advise you on achieving eligibility for the R&D Tax Incentive program by reviewing your planned R&D activities and expenditure.

Application management

We take care of all the necessary applications and registrations, and maintain your register of records, becoming the contact for any official enquiries into your claim.

Ongoing compliance

We continue to support you with timely filings on an annual basis to ensure that claims are processed promptly, and can assist with Advance and Overseas Findings where relevant.

R&D Incentive advisory

Our R&D advisory services.

Our comprehensive range of services includes:

  • Reviewing your proposed R&D activities to confirm eligibility for the R&D Tax Incentive program
  • Maintaining a clear register of records to support the work that you are undertaking
  • Registering your activities with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources (Department of Industry)
  • Preparing your R&D Schedule for submission with your Australian company’s Income Tax Return
  • Managing any enquiries from, or assessments by the Department of Industry
  • Making timely filings with both AusIndustry and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to ensure that claims are processed promptly
  • Assisting with Advance and Overseas Findings where relevant
Single time- or project-based fee
R&D incentive programme eligibility

What R&D activities are eligible?

Only R&D entities are eligible to claim the R&D Tax Incentive. R&D entities are companies incorporated in Australia, including proprietary companies (Pty Ltd), as well as other Australia corporate tax residents. The activities eligible under the scheme are as follows:

  • Experimental activities:

    Whose outcome cannot be known or determined in advance on the basis of current knowledge, information or experience, and can only be determined by applying a systematic progression of work that:

    • is based on principles of established science
    • proceeds from hypothesis to experiment, observation and evaluation, and leads to logical conclusions
    • is conducted for the purpose of generating new knowledge (including improved materials, products, devices, processes or services)
  • Supporting R&D activities that are directly related to core R&D activities, or are undertaken for the dominant purpose of supporting core R&D activities.
Ready to get started?

Let us project manage the entire application process on your behalf, maximising your opportunities.

Not sure where to begin?

Schedule a free 30-minute discovery call to discuss starting & operating your company in Australia.

Blair Lucas, Acclime Partner