4 - Policy report: Update on R&D tax credit
|Date||15 February 2018|
|Title||Update on R&D tax credit|
|Date:||15 February 2018||Priority:||High|
|Security Level:||In Confidence||Report No:||IR2018/093|
|Minister of Revenue||Note the contents of this report||19 February 2018|
Contact for telephone discussion (if required)
|Richard Braae||Senior Policy Advisor||[Withheld under section 9(2)(a) of the Official Information Act 1982]|
|Keith Taylor||Policy Manager|
15 February 2018
Minister of Revenue
Update on R&D Tax Credit
1. Officials from Inland Revenue (IR), MBIE, Treasury and Callaghan Innovation are working on a series of reports relating to the design of the R&D tax credit. You will be asked to make decisions that will inform a Discussion Document on the tax credit.
2. Officials from IR and the other departments recently met with Australian officials to learn about its tax credit. These discussions highlighted risks with an R&D tax credit that are relevant to the design of the New Zealand scheme.
3. It is recommended that you:
Note the contents of this report.
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Senior Policy Advisor
Policy and Strategy
Hon Stuart Nash
Minister of Revenue
4. You will shortly receive a series of briefing papers on the R&D tax credit:
- Two papers for you and Minister Woods seeking decisions on the tax credit for the Discussion Document
- A report from officials (including IR) who travelled to Australia to learn about its tax credit
5. These reports may not be received by your office before your overseas travel. You will meet Minister Woods to discuss the reports on your return.
6. Inland Revenue has worked with MBIE, Treasury and Callaghan Innovation and our goal has been to seek an agreed set of recommendations for Ministers to consider. [Withheld under section 9(2)(g)(i) of the Official Information Act 1982]
8. The main lessons IR officials took from our Australian meetings were:
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