Who can register as a RSP?
Any type of organisation can register as a RSP provided your organisation meets the necessary criteria. Organisations seeking to be a RSP need to meet the eligibility criteria in each of the research fields for which they are seeking registration.
A RSP's registration specifies the fields in which it is capable of undertaking research. The research fields that are recognised by the R&D Tax Incentive are those that are identified in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification 2008.
For the purposes of claiming the R&D Tax Incentive, expenditure is only treated as being 'to a RSP' if it is:
- to an organisation currently registered with Innovation Australia as a RSP; and
- on R&D activities that are in research fields specified in the RSP’s registration.
Therefore, while a R&D entity with a total claim of less than $20,000 can normally receive R&D Tax Offsets for expenditure contracted to a RSP, they cannot receive this benefit if the R&D activities are not in research fields specified in the RSP's registration.
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