Help your clients correctly claim the R&D Tax Incentive

Take the R&D Tax Incentive e-learning course for accountants & tax agents…

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If you have clients who claim the R&D Tax Incentive, you should look into the R&D Tax Incentive e-learning course developed specifically for accountants & tax agents.

What is the R&D Tax Incentive e-learning course?

The online course is designed to help accountants and tax agents understand the details of the R&D Tax Incentive.

The course includes:

  • three short, educational modules to help you better understand the programme
  • the latest guidance about R&D eligibility and compliance.

The course can be accessed online 24/7, so you can learn at a time and place that suits you.

About the R&D Tax Incentive

The R&D Tax Incentive provides a tax off-set to eligible companies who engage in eligible research and development (R&D).

The programme is broad-based, market-driven and supports R&D in all industries. It is jointly administered by Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

For the 2014/15 income year, more than 15,000 companies registered R&D activities worth more than $17.9 billion.

Alerts to taxpayers for R&D Tax Incentive claims

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) and Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have recently released taxpayer alerts targeting incorrect claims for the R&D Tax Incentive.

The alerts warn companies to take care to follow the rules when making agricultural, software and building and construction claims, and to avoid incorrectly claiming ordinary business activities as R&D activities and R&D expenditure.

If you’re thinking about making a claim, check out the range of guides available at our Help to self-assess my eligibility and register my activities page.

To learn more, check out the latest R&D Incentive Information Bulletin.

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