R&D is about discovering the unknown. It seeks to resolve scientific or technological uncertainty and, in doing so, it can give your business a competitive edge.
To qualify for the RDTI, your R&D must occur in New Zealand and follow a systematic approach. It needs to address an uncertainty that a competent professional in the relevant field cannot resolve without undertaking a systematic course of investigation. Also, the knowledge required to resolve your uncertainty cannot be publicly available.
If now is the time to reset or revitalise your R&D programme, you’ve come to the right place.
The RDTI is a tax credit, so it must be claimed through Inland Revenue in your income tax return. The process will be linked to your myIR account, so that it is easy to find and manage in one place.