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Research and development (R&D) loss tax credit registration form

About this service

Inland Revenue will be using the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Investment Management System (IMS) client portal for the R&D loss tax credit application process.

This service allows you to register your interest in the scheme and for access to IMS.

When to use this service

You'll need to complete this form if you would like to cash out R&D tax losses for a company. This form will register your interest for the R&D loss tax credit scheme.

Already have access to IMS?

If you're already registered for IMS, but haven't already registered your interest in R&D loss tax credit, you'll still need to complete this form to make sure that you have access to the correct application forms to cash out R&D tax losses.

After completing this form, you should receive a response within 5 working days. If you do not receive a response by this time, please contact us on 0800 443 773 or email us at R&

Find out more

This form only registers your interest for R&D loss tax credit. It does not determine if a company is eligible for the R&D loss tax credit scheme. Use our online eligibility tool to check on eligibility.

Find out more about R&D loss tax credits

If you're unsure of your situation we recommend you seek advice from a tax advisor.

What you will need

You'll need the company's contact details and IRD number. You'll also need to provide details of a contact person within the company who we can contact with any queries about your registration.

After you finish

You may wish to print off your completed form or save it as a PDF or RTF document.

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