R&D Tax Incentives in Software Development


06 December 2022

Software Development


Matt White from R&D Tax Grants recently attended the WorkingMouse office to speak about tax incentives within software development. The Australian Government’s Research and Development Tax Incentive is a broad-based, market-driven program aimed to encourage businesses to engage in R&D by defraying the cost of eligible R&D activities through refundable tax offsets of up to 43.5%.

Specialists (such as Matt White) in R&D Tax Incentives and Government Grants, can help you identify and maximise your grant entitlements and ensure that you are best positioned to be successful in both entitlement and competitive grant applications. This is especially relevant within the software development space.

About Matt White

Matt has 20 years’ experience in the professional services industry and has a passion for Innovation, Commercialisation, Business Strategy & Growth, Succession & Exit Planning. Matt is the Owner and Principal of MJW Advisory, a tax, accounting & advisory firm based in Queensland. Matt has a deep understanding of the Australian R&D Tax and Government Grants Regime. Matt holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

What does the interview cover?

In the clip below, Matt gives us a taste of what tax incentives look like in software development. During this talk he covers off:

  • What is the R&D tax incentive and why does it exist?
  • What is the benefit of it?
  • How does the incentive apply to software development?
  • Are there any other requirements for it to be claimable under R&D?
  • What would you consider as being eligible or ineligible for R&D?
  • Can you make claims for overseas development?
  • What are the risks of claiming the R&D tax incentive?
  • What should I be doing to make sure I can substantiate my claim?
  • What tips would you give to those thinking about applying?
  • How can people get in touch with you if they have questions?

Watch the interview

We were thrilled to hear from Matt and listen to his knowledge on grants. For more information, head to www.rdtaxandgrants.com.au/

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