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R&D Update: 2020-21 Application Deadline

Please see some important timeline updates from RADBE about the R&D Tax Incentive over the coming months.

2020-21 R&D Closing Soon
There are only 3 months remaining to finalise your R&D application for the 2020-21 financial year. R&D Tax Incentive claims for the 2020-21 financial year close in April 2022, please 
contact us or your RADBE Consultant if you are interested in pursuing a claim. 

New AusIndustry Requirement – Portal Access
The Australian Government now require all R&D Tax Incentive applications to be made through the designated AusIndustry portal. Detailed instructions can be found 
here. If you are not an established myGovID user for your business, this process may be lengthy and may impact our ability to submit an application by the deadline if not addressed soon.
Conducting R&D activities offshore?
An Overseas Finding is required where an eligible R&D activity is unable to be conducted in Australia and is subsequently undertaken overseas (excluding purchase of raw materials, off-the-shelf products, etc.). It is necessary to lodge an Overseas Finding prior to the end of the claim period (i.e. 30 June 2022) and typically occurs when facilities, equipment, environmental or biological features are not available in Australia. If you think that this may apply to you, please contact us for more information.
Doing R&D under a New Zealand company?
RADBE is now processing claims under New Zealand’s recently implemented R&D scheme, with pre-registration for 2021-22 due by May 7, 2022.

If you would like more information regarding any of the above, please
contact us.

Business Ignite Project CLOSING SOON

The Queensland Government is committed to opening Queensland back up for business in the wake of COVID-19, funding a free business education program designed to help navigate economic impact.

The program is available to small business owners, their staff, aspiring and previous operators. It provides access to online resources, including libraries, materials, activities, classes, workshops, courses, e-books, templates and tools to assist businesses in understanding and navigating a response and build a stronger future.

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

  • Content Creation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Branding and PR
  • Digitising Your Business
  • HR and Recruitment
  • Supply Chain
  • Business Basics
  • Pivot Opportunities
  • Scaling Your Business
  • Mindset and Growth
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Support and Mentoring

Contact us for more information.

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.

RDTI Concerns Raised in Estimates 26/02/19

The research and development tax incentive (RDTI) was a main focus during the Department of Industry’s appearance at senate estimates on Thursday afternoon.

New RDTI Guidance Article

The guidance outlines how companies undertaking software development will have to be more specific with making sure that activities meet the government’s definition of research and development, and keep better records of the activities...

September Update for State based Government Grants


In the 2018 budget the Queensland Government injected an additional $73 million over 4 years into the Advance Queensland Program bringing the total available funds to $650 million. 


Budget 2018

New information relevant to Federal Government Grants August 2018


RADBE has provided highly professional services on every level from the first day we began working together. Guidance, advice and support has always been provided by Ross and the team at RADBE in a highly professional, friendly and easy to understand manner. RADBE has always been prompt in responding to our needs and their follow up service has been excellent.

Pursuing Government grants can be a complex and at times, difficult to navigate, however it has always been a pleasure working with Ross and his team.

We would recommend the services of RADBE Consulting and Ross Patten without hesitation.


James Turner

Founder and CEO

Future Oceans Pty Ltd

Jacques Technologies has engaged Radbe for two decades to prepare our yearly R&D Tax Incentive Claims and periodic Export Market Development Grant applications.

Over the past 16 years I have dealt with Chris Patten for our yearly R&D Tax Incentive Claim. Chris, like his father, Ross, is a wealth of knowledge on the topic and up to date with the latest government regulations. Chris has always been exceedingly helpful, willing to come to our workplace, and engage in lengthy discussions with myself, our Director, Engineering Manager and Team of Engineers.  He has a good understanding of the R&D work we are doing, and expertly guides us on completing and meeting our reporting requirements.

Chris and his team also assist our business greatly by handling any audit requirements or statistical information as required by the Department of Industry.

I could not recommend Chris, or his team, more highly. Their work has greatly reduced the stress, hassle and time we would otherwise go through in lodging these claims.

Anne Gauci

Business Support Manager

Jacques Technologies

When I met Radbe Consulting I realised that the value of their expertise, professionalism and their ability to understand the manufacturing industry was perfect for our business.

Ashley Nixon | Financial Controller

HARDMAN BROS Pty Ltd - Gear Cutting & Engineering Specialist

A truly professional and pro-active service from Radbe Consulting. They have assisted us for over 10 years in government incentive programs. No better team to navigate these waters!

Rob Legg

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