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.

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

From 1 July 2021 you will not be able to submit Advance Finding applications using the smartform. You'll need to use the new customer portal.

However, due to migrating data for the customer portal, you'll not be able to submit any applications between 1 July 2021 to 4 July 2021.

We apologise for any inconvenience this short delay may cause.

Submit an Advance Finding application form

You can access the smartform using the link below. You can use the same form to submit an application for either an Advance Finding or an Overseas Finding.

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

You may need to include attachments to support your application. Once you have completed all the questions and submitted the form, you can then add any attachments.

You don't need to complete the form in one session. You can save an unsubmitted form by clicking SAVE FOR LATER at the top of the form.

Advance and overseas findings – Application notes