You can ask us to make an Advance Finding as to whether your activities are eligible R&D activities.

A positive Advance Finding gives you assurance that your registered R&D activities will be eligible for claiming under the R&D Tax incentive.

You must submit your application for an Advance Finding before the end of the income year in which you conduct, or plan to conduct, the activity. We cannot accept late applications or grant extensions of time to apply for a finding under any circumstances.

It is important that you submit a complete application and all supporting documents to avoid delays. The average processing time for an Advance Finding is approximately 72 days. Processing times can vary for a range of reasons including whether the application has been submitted with all supporting documents, and how quickly we receive responses to requests for more information. The average processing time will be updated quarterly.

Submit an Advance Finding

You'll now submit your application through the customer portal using the link below.

You may need to include attachments to support your application. You can add attachments at any stage when drafting your application in the customer portal.

We ask for information about the R&D activities that we're assessing. You must provide enough detail to support your claim.

Apply for an Advance Finding

Advance and overseas findings – Application notes

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Advance and overseas findings – Application form questions

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