Taxpayer alert: Accessing the R&D Tax Incentive

03 March 2017

As you may be aware, the ATO and AusIndustry have jointly published a series of taxpayer alerts (TA 2017/2 to TA 2017/5) targeting taxpayers accessing the R&D Tax Incentive. These recent alerts have resulted in the circulation of misleading information relating to the programme. Accordingly, we would like to take this opportunity to provide some clarity and reassurance about the activities that are eligible.

The law has not changed in respect of the eligible R&D activities. When assisting clients with their R&D Tax Incentive claims, BDO carefully considers the law and recent guidance published by the ATO and AusIndustry.