The online system requires you to first register as a user before you can submit application forms. For full details on how to use the online system please click here :

To access the “R&D Tax Incentive Online System”, please click here:

RD1— Online System

Having trouble opening the application form? Follow the steps below:

  1. On top of the "Please wait" message, you will find "if the PDF is not displaying correctly please click here to open it", click on the message.
  2. Click on the "Adobe options" button.
  3. Select "only once" for this form

Should you experience difficulty accessing the “R&D Tax Incentive Online System”, you may download a static version of the form on the link below. You may submit this form via email to: tax@dst.gov.za".

Please note that we encourage submission of applications via the online system, as this will facilitate easier tracking of applications.

RD2—Download Form

Having trouble opening RD2 form in browser? Right click and “Save Link As” should allow you to save the form.

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