Get cash back with the 
R&D Tax Incentive
If you’re an Australian startup or small business developing a new product or technology you may be eligible to receive a generous cash refund through the Federal Government’s R&D Tax Incentive.
Overview
Nifty Grants makes claiming the R&D Tax Incentive simple for startups and small companies who are undertaking innovation.

If you've been developing a new product, process, equipment or service you may be entitled to have over 40% of your development expenses refunded. 

Here's how you can access your R&D benefit:

Answer questions
You'll be guided step by step through our online form, with most claims completed in under an hour.

Prepare claim
PwC R&D specialists will assess your answers and prepare your claim to government standards.


Get benefit
We'll provide the documents you need to get your benefit. Once lodged, benefits are typically processed by the ATO within 28 days.
Not eligible? We won't charge you a cent.
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Integrations
Connect your Xero account or Google Drive to seamlessly pull over financial or project documents.

Guided Questions
Tailored questions and examples specific to your development project makes creating your R&D claim simple and personal.
Invite Collaborators
You can invite project members or your accountant to ensure you provide a complete picture of the activities you've undertaken.
Features
Trusted PwC quality
Because we’re backed by PwC, you can access the expertise of trusted, experienced and knowledgeable R&D professionals at one of Australia’s leading professional service firms.
Transparent and fixed fee pricing
We know that quality is important to you, but so is price and we won’t leave you wondering how much our services will cost. Our fixed tiered pricing is based on R&D spend and covers all the support you need to lodge your application and claim your benefit. 

Complete transparency
One of the great benefits of our platform is transparency - we give you the control over your claim at all times plus we offer a number of add-on services in case the case you require additional support.

Simple and supported online claims
Access the platform 24/7 to complete your claim, effortlessly, at a time that suits you. Plus we’ve improved our service delivery by providing more feedback and support to ensure that claims match up to the increased scrutiny from the ATO and AusIndustry for claims of all sizes, especially in the software industry. 

Amazing support
Using a completely online service when you have an R&D benefit at stake can be a little stressful. However we’re available to support you the whole way through the claim process. Have the peace of mind that a PwC R&D Tax specialist will be on hand when you need help. 

Not eligible, no fee
With more upfront checks in place, we’ll ensure you don’t waste your time or money completing an R&D Tax claim when you’re not eligible to do so. Plus, we’ll never charge for assessment of claims that are deemed by us as ineligible.
Who is eligible
For-profit companies, incorporated in Australia
Who have created a new or unique product or service
Who undertook experimentation, without a known outcome
Who spent a minimum of $20,000 AUD on the research and development
What you'll need
Technical knowledge of activities
Profit and loss statement
Balance Sheet
Employee/Contractor salaries
Shareholder agreements
What you'll get
Free eligibility assessment
Chat/Phone Support
Preparation of R&D claim by PwC
Lodgement of R&D claim with the AusIndustry
R&D tax schedule to file with the ATO
Pricing
Always know what you'll pay with fixed pricing, based on R&D spend.
Tier 1
$20,000 - $199,999 R&D Spend
$5,000
AUD plus GST
Tier 2
$200,000 - $299,999 R&D spend
$7,000
AUD plus GST
Tier 3
$300,000 - $399,999 R&D spend
$9,000
AUD plus GST
For claims with a spend over $400,000 but less than $500,000, the fixed fee is $11,000 + GST. Spent over $500,000? Contact us to discuss
Add-ons (optional)
Write my claim
Have a PwC specialist write your claim.
$3,000
AUD plus GST
R&D Assist
Book an hour consultation with a PwC R&D Tax specialist.
$300
AUD plus GST
Complexity surcharge
For complex claims requiring additional attention. 
$1,000
AUD plus GST
Frequently asked questions
What is the R&D Tax Incentive?
The Australian government supports innovation by encouraging local businesses to develop new or improved products and original solutions. This support is offered through the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive, reducing the financial risk involved in undertaking R&D activities.

The R&D Tax Incentive offers a targeted tax offset of up to a 43.5% refund of costs for eligible Research & Development activities that benefit Australia. Read more here.
What expenses can I claim?
Overheads involved in the R&D project could be eligible for the R&D Tax Incentive. This includes expenses such as:

  • Salaries of staff involved in the project
  • Australian contractor costs
  • Utilities and equipment
  • Travel expenses

All R&D expenses need to be proven by documentation that the expenses are directly related to R&D activities. Read more here.
If I am eligible how much can I claim?
You can claim on all eligible expenses provided the amount you’ve spent is above $20,000 dollars in a financial year (ie July to June).

Even if you think you’ve spent less than this on your project, you still may be able to claim.

Book an R&D Assist call with one of our specialists to discuss.
How long do I have to claim my R&D?
There is a 10 month period in which you can claim the R&D Tax Incentive. This period opens on 1 July and closes with AusIndustry on the 30th April. 

When making a claim you can only include expenditure incurred in the previous financial year.
Testimonials
The Nifty Grants team asked all the right questions to ensure we submitted a compliant R&D claim.
Scott Taylor, Perx Health
We found Nifty Grants to be the fastest, most cost effective way of filling out our R&D by a factor of 10.
Alex Martell, Vinus
We were surprised how easy the process could be.

Lisa Du, Ready Tech Go