R&D Tax Incentive customer portal

To register activities for the R&D Tax Incentive you must submit an application via the customer portal. The portal provides you with:

  • secure access to your application and lodgment history
  • the ability to view the status of your application in real time
  • the ability to request extensions of time and variations
  • reminders of approaching deadlines.

How to login to the customer portal

To log into the R&DTI customer portal, you must be authorised. How to do this depends on your relationship to the applicant company.

We’ve produced guidance for each of the following:

R&D Tax Incentive pre-registration checklist

Before you start drafting, check your application is eligible by reading our pre-registration checklist.

You must be an eligible R&D entity to apply to register.

The R&D Tax Incentive Guide to Interpretation helps you to assess your activities against the legislation.

An Overseas Finding is required before you can claim any offshore activities for the R&DTI.

You can still apply for the R&DTI if your eligible expenditure is less than $20,000, but only if you used a registered Research Service Provider to perform your R&D activities.

Keeping records is an important part of showing that your activities are eligible for the R&DTI.

Are you ready if we examine or conduct a statutory review of your application?

There are records we expect you to keep.

If your application is late, have you been granted and extension of time?

Tax offset benefits for R&D conducted up to 30 June 2021

The following tax offset rates apply for eligible R&D activities conducted up to 30 June 2021:

  • 43.5% refundable tax offset is available to companies with an annual turnover of less than $20 million
  • 38.5% non-refundable tax offset is available to companies with an annual turnover is more than $20 million.

For eligible R&D expenditure exceeding $100 million in your income year, the tax offset is equal to your company tax rate.

Start an application for R&D Tax Incentive now

Use our R&D Tax Incentive customer portal to apply to register your R&D activities.

Start an application now

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