Form: Registration of RD Activities Application


Who should complete this Application?

This Application Form should be used to apply for registration of research and development (R&D) activities for the R&D Tax Incentive.

Registration takes place on an annual basis after activities have been undertaken. Companies must be registered with AusIndustry before they are able to claim the R&D Tax Incentive in their annual income tax return. An application for registration is due within 10 months after the end of the company's income year in which eligible activities were conducted.

The application form is a SmartForm with dynamic questioning and built in guidance to assist an applicant with the information sought in the application. Application Notes are available that consolidate the help within the SmartForm. The application notes and further information about the R&D Tax Incentive, registration and eligibility of R&D activities can also be found on AusIndustry's website.

Subsidiary members of consolidated groups or multi-entry consolidated groups (under the consolidation provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, Part 3-90) cannot register R&D activities under the R&D Tax Incentive. The R&D activities of the entire group must be registered by the Australian head company of that group.

Is the applicant a subsidiary of a consolidated group for tax purposes?


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Each form you download can only be submitted once. If you will be submitting applications for more than one R&D entity, you will need to download a new copy of the form for each submission.

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AusIndustry: R&D Tax Incentive programme

Phone: 13 28 46


The Department of Industry’s single business service provides an easy-to-access service that is available to businesses of all sizes, in all locations, and in any sector of the economy. From self-service through, contact via 13 28 46, to a more in-depth face-to-face service from AusIndustry’s national network, businesses can get the support they need in the way that suits them best.

For assistance with any technical issues experienced with the form call 13 28 46 between 8am-8pm Monday to Friday AEDT/AEST or submit your enquiry through our online enquiry form.

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