Registration is a critical first step in accessing the R&D Tax Incentive. Companies must register their R&D activities with AusIndustry before they are able to claim the benefits of the R&D Tax Incentive as part their income tax return.

The deadline for lodging an application for registration is ten months after the end of a company’s income year. So for companies with a standard income period of 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 lodgement of their registration with AusIndustry is due by 30 April 2016.

As 30 April 2016 falls on a Saturday companies are able to lodge on Monday 2 May 2016.