• Item 3 Other R&D expenditure

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    At item 3 enter other R&D expenditure incurred directly in respect of R&D activities carried on by or on behalf of the company. (See paragraph (c) of the definition of 'research and development expenditure', subsection 73B(1) of ITAA 1936.)

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    Do not include amounts to be shown at item 4 Contract - other or item 5 Plant leasing.

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    Taxation Ruling IT 2552 states that overhead and administrative expenditure is directly in respect of R&D where:

    • the eligible R&D activities contributed to all or an identifiable part of the expenditure being incurred, or
    • the conduct of eligible R&D activities by the company would be materially impaired if the expenditure was not incurred.
    Further Information

    For more information about this classification, see Taxation Ruling IT 2442, paragraphs 12-24 and Taxation Ruling IT 2552, paragraphs 13-21 and Taxation Ruling IT 2552A.

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    Adjust the amount of other R&D expenditure claimed in accordance with the prepayment provisions (sections 82KZL to 82KZMF of ITAA 1936).

    'Other R&D expenditure' does NOT include:

    • core technology expenditure
    • interest expenditure
    • feedstock expenditure (show eligible feedstock expenditure and residual feedstock expenditure as separate items)
    • expenditure incurred acquiring or constructing plant, pilot plant or a building, or extending, altering or making improvements to a building, and
    • expenditure incurred acquiring or constructing a section 73BA of ITAA 1936 depreciating asset.

    At H enter the total amount of other R&D expenditure incurred, excluding any amounts to be entered at items 4 or 5 (the base amount).

    At I enter the amount of other R&D expenditure claimable at 100%.

    At J enter any amount of other R&D expenditure claimable at 125%.

    At K enter any amount of other R&D expenditure claimable at 150%.

    The total of the amounts at I, J and K must equal the base amount otherwise, a warning message 'Your claim does not balance' will display in the Excel spreadsheet.

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    Last modified: 24 Jun 2008QC 18884