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Agrifood and the R&D Tax Incentive

Read examples of agrifood companies undertaking innovative activities, and how they self-assess their activities against the eligibility criteria for the R&D Tax Incentive.

Find examples of core and supporting R&D activities, overseas activities and R&D in a production environment.

Agrifood and the R&D Tax Incentive

Applying the law

No new knowledge

A farming company undertakes activities to improve the sustainability of a farm. We found that the activities were not eligible for the R&DTI because they did not generate new knowledge.

No new knowledge - agriculture

Whole of farm claim

A farming company takes activities to change its practices for building soil fertility into its productive land. We found that the activities were not eligible for the R&DTI because the scale of the claimed activity was inconsistent with a significant purpose of generating new knowledge.

Can I avoid feedstock adjustments?

Is it possible to avoid needing to report feedstock adjustments by not registering some activities and not claiming associated feedstock input expenditure?

Yes, you can choose to not register certain activities and not claim feedstock input expenditure. You then avoid the need to report feedstock adjustments.

Expenditure on those unregistered activities may then be claimed under other provisions available to you, such as normal business deductions.

Feedstock adjustments

Getting farming R&D tax incentive claims right

Areas that you and your tax advisers need to consider carefully when you self-assess the eligibility of agriculture activities under the R&D Tax Incentive.

Getting farming R&D Tax Incentive claims right

Taxpayer alerts

The R&D Tax Incentive is administered by us and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). We share information about registrations and claims to ensure program compliance.

We prepare Taxpayer Alerts to provide a summary of the concerns about new or emerging higher risk tax arrangements or issues. The following Taxpayer Alert is specific to the R&D Tax Incentive.

Read Taxpayer Alert – 2017/4 Claiming the Research and Development Tax Incentive for agricultural activities.

Read Taxpayer Alert – 2015/3 Accessing the R&D Tax Incentive for ineligible broadacre farming activities.