Form: RSP


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.

Research Fields

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.

This form is a SmartForm with dynamic questioning and built in guidance to assist an applicant with the information sought in the application. Applicants can also refer to the Application Notes which consolidates the help within the form. The application notes and further information about the R&D Tax Incentive, Research Service Providers and advance and overseas findings can be found on AusIndustry’s website.


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