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Kia ora, R&D in New Zealand

New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department recently introduced the Research & Development Tax Incentive (RDTI) scheme and RADBE has commenced the lodgement of RDTI claims for clients via Inland Revenue's myIR portal.

According to the New Zealand Government's new RDTI website, the RDTI allows qualifying businesses to claim a 15% tax credit on their eligible R&D costs. New policy changes allow more loss-making businesses to have this R&D tax credit refunded in cash. These broader refundability rules are backdated to the beginning of the RDTI scheme (the 2019/2020 income year) to help put much-needed cash back into R&D-performing businesses that are making losses.

For 2019-20 financial year, claims are closing soon under the R&D Supplementary Return.

Subsequent years are subject to the completion of 'General Approval' applications, which are due by the 7th day of the 2nd month following the end of the income year (for the standard balance date 31st March, this would be the 7th of May). For the 2020-21 financial year, therefore, General Approval applications are due by May 7, 2021. The New Zealand RDTI requires that project 'general approval' be lodged for projects of 1-3 years duration for subsequent activities.

For more information about the New Zealand RDTI process, timeline and how to lodge a submission please get in touch.

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The program is valued at upwards of $5,000 per user, and includes coverage of:

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Update: R&D Changes 2021

The R&D Tax Incentive is undergoing a number of reforms as part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget, including increased benefits for the 2021-22 financial year. Find out more here.

Kia ora, R&D in NZ

RADBE is now providing RDTI services in New Zealand, find out more information here.

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