Wednesday 14 August 2019

Free seminar on how to make your R&D dollar go further

Businesses now have the opportunity to access a 15% credit on eligible R&D expenditure in New Zealand with the introduction of R&D tax incentive legislation. For example, if you spend $100,000 each year on R&D, you can now claim $15,000 of that expenditure against your tax liability, or, in certain circumstances, receive it back in cash.

This applies from the current income year, in most cases from 1 April 2019, but the credit will only be available if you collect the right information in real time, starting from now.

Which of your activities and expenditure will be eligible? Many companies underestimate the amount of R&D they carry out. Defining the boundaries of eligible R&D activities is fundamental to maximising your claim.

Join us at our free Auckland seminar where:

  • Dr Tim Benbow of Ernst & Young will discuss the key features of the government’s R&D tax incentive scheme and how you can substantiate your claims
  • Ayshen Koyu and Sandra Baresic of Callaghan Innovation will discuss the range of R&D funding and support available to add scale, depth and return to your R&D investment.

Seminar details

When: 4.30pm – 7.30pm, Wednesday 14 August 2019
Where: Workshop 2, Generator @ GridAKL, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter. Auckland

The seminar will start promptly at 5.00pm and will be followed by drinks, nibbles and networking from 6.30pm.

A CPD certificate will be available for in-house lawyers.


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Dr Tim Benbow, Partner, Government Incentives | Tax, Ernst & Young
Tim is a partner and leader of EY’s R&D tax incentive team. He has recently relocated from Sydney, where he was part of EY’s R&D tax incentive team for more than 10 years.

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Ayshen Koyu, Programme Manager, Callaghan Innovation
Ayshen has recently joined Callaghan Innovation’s programme management team. Before starting the role, Ayshen spent four your years as Project Manager and Operations Manager for a risk consultancy firm based in Australia and New Zealand.

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Sandra Baresic, Programme Manager, Callaghan Innovation
Sandra looks after offerings that help businesses with continuous improvement and product development. Prior to joining Callaghan Innovation, she had stints at The Icehouse and in the energy distribution sector.

We hope to see you on Wednesday 14 August 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Stayte, Marketing Assistant ( or 09 353 5423).