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At KPMG High Growth Ventures, our experienced team helps you navigate the complexities of the R&D tax incentive with ease.

We work with you to minimise the disruption to your business through a streamlined application process. Most importantly, we can help you manage the complexities of documenting and claiming back your R&D tax incentive.

This can be particularly challenging if:

  • Your team is running more than one R&D eligible project
  • Your startup or scaleup has an annual R&D expenditure of >$100K
  • You, your board or other leadership is concerned about a review by AusIndustry or the ATO
  • You, your board, or other leadership is concerned about the ATO’s views on software-based R&D and refundable R&D claims

Free eBook: R&D Tax Incentive

Learn about the R&D Tax Incentive, so you can make the most of opportunities and prepare for the next stages of growth.

What's covered:
  • The basics of the R&D tax incentive and how it works
  • How the R&D Tax Incentive program has evolved over time, and what this means for founders
  • The importance of doing it right (and what happens when you get it wrong)
  • Practical case studies and insights based on real experience from our specialists

Our R&D Tax incentive services

With an experienced national team, we help you navigate the complexities of the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive with ease.

R&D Tax Incentive Qualification 

We help you understand if your startup qualifies and the two types of R&D activities you can claim: core and supporting.

Record-keeping and Governance

Assistance reviewing your policy documents in line with regulator guidance. Our intimate industry knowledge extracts the appropriate information for a robust claim.

Claim preparation

Assistance in preparing activity statements and documentation in line with ATO and AusIndustry standards.

Income tax returns

Preparation of the R&D expenditure calculation, and the R&D Tax Incentive Schedule for inclusion within your Income Tax Return.

Meet the team

Our R&D Tax Incentive practice is among the largest in Australia and has multidisciplinary capability across many areas of science & technology, as well as deep connections across the innovation ecosystem. 

Georgia King-Siem
Partner - KPMG Australia
Georgia is a Partner in the Accelerating Business Growth practice. With a strong focus on technology-based innovation, Georgia specialises in assisting high growth venture clients identify and access State and Federal Government support. She has supported many of our clients in accessing R&D tax incentives and grants to accelerate their growth strategies, R&D development programs and investments projects. Georgia also remains a member of the Victorian Bar where, prior to joining KPMG, she advised in all areas of administrative and commercial law (with a focus on technology disputes).
Matthew Osborn
Director - KPMG Australia
Matthew has approx. 15 years domestic and international experience in assisting clients access government incentives. Matthew has significant experience working with technology companies, including FinTechs, having previously worked with KPMG in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Matthew has worked with numerous startups, including Loam Bio, Misio, Humii and Dovetai
Joel DiBella
Director - KPMG Australia
Joel has extensive experience in assisting start-ups and SMEs to identify and access State and Federal Government support in the form of tax incentives and grants to support their growth strategies, R&D programs, and investment projects. During his career, he has supported a number of startups, including Quasar Satellite Technologies, Farmed Carbon, Hydgene Renewables, Corrivium and Canopus Networks.

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