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.

Learn why you might want to apply for an Advance Finding.

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.

Advance and overseas findings – Application notes

Advance and overseas findings – Application form questions