Claiming the tax offset
If you are conducting research and development (R&D) activities, you may be eligible to claim an R&D tax offset under the R&D tax incentive.
You should assess for yourself whether or not you and the activities you are conducting qualify for a claim under the R&D tax incentive. To help you do this, we have set out the six steps you need to take to work out if you can claim and, if so, how much.
Remember that you must keep accurate records. Not only does this make good business sense, it's also the law. If you plan on using a tax agent or R&D consultant to help you lodge your returns or complete your forms, you need to make sure they are registered.
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There are six steps to claiming the R&D tax offset. These steps help you work out if you can claim R&D tax offsets, which offsets you can claim and how to claim them.