The R&D Tax Incentive (RDTI) helps a wide range of businesses to undertake more R&D, which in turn grows New Zealand’s knowledge economy.
The RDTI is a 15% tax credit on the money you invest in eligible research and development (R&D) in New Zealand.
There are criteria and processes to determine whether the R&D you do is eligible.
The 2019/2020 tax year sees the implementation of the first phase, with a more comprehensive system in place for 2020/2021.
Visit our R&D Tax Incentive hub at www.rdti.govt.nz for information about:
- An introduction to the RDTI
- Eligibility criteria:
- Record-keeping and preparing to claim
- How to enrol, claim and receive the RDTI
- Frequently asked questions
- Government’s billion-dollar commitment to the RDTI
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Planned RDTI developments in 2020/2021 include:
The Government has introduced legislation to put in place a more developed refundability process in the 2020/2021 tax year. If enacted, this will enable more loss-making and pre-profit businesses to access refundable R&D tax credits in cash, instead of using them to reduce their income tax payable. Further information can be found “Can tax credits be refunded?” in the RDTI hub FAQs.
Updated: 19 August 2020