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Publication Date: 
April 2016

The review was informed by more than 90 submissions and consultations with leaders of business and research. The panel found that the Research and development (R&D) tax incentive could do more to encourage additional research and research spillovers into other sectors.

The review panel made six recommendations aimed at improving the performance of the program to enable it to continue long-term.

Three of these recommendations encourage research that would otherwise not take place, known as ‘additionality’. These include providing extra incentives for businesses to hire PhD graduates and to collaborate with Australia’s world class research institutions.

The other three recommendations seek to strengthen the integrity and effectiveness of the program, including through reducing compliance costs for companies.

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Read the Minister’s media release about the R&D tax incentive review findings

Read the government's response to the review of the R&D tax incentive in the context of the 2018-19 federal budget

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See the policy submissions and review issues paper and submissions