Stakeholder Forums


We work together with businesses, R&D advisers and industry to improve program administration. This includes the national R&D Tax Incentive Roundtable (the Roundtable) that brings together R&DTI key stakeholders' broad viewpoints and State Reference Groups (SRGs) to discuss operational matters that relate to the R&D Tax Incentive at state and territory level.
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Roundtable minutes - 07 March 2019

Roundtable minutes - 23 July 2019

R&D Tax Incentive Roundtable Presentation – Program Performance

R&D Tax Incentive Roundtable Terms of Reference

State Reference Groups


State Reference Groups (SRG) forum Roundtable outcomes with the tax agent community. Our forums provide an opportunity to discuss program administration at local and regional levels.

Participants share experiences and discuss operational matters. We communicate common issues across SRGs to the Roundtable for national-level discussions.

For more, email rdti.engagement@industry.gov.au.

R&D Tax Incentive Review


The Review of the R&D Tax Incentive (the Review) concluded in April 2016 and the Review Panel’s report was released in September 2016. The Government announced its response to the review as part of the 2018–19 Federal Budget. Legislation to support these reforms was originally introduced in September 2018. This legislation was considered by the Senate Economics Legislation Committee, which reported on 11 February 2019.

On 5 December 2019 revised legislation was introduced into Parliament through the Treasury Laws Amendment (Research and Development Tax Incentive) Bill 2019. You can read more about the Review and updates on the government’s response on industry.gov.au.