Patent & Trade Mark
Reuben Wu
Reuben Wu
Senior R&D Tax Analyst

Level 14, 90 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel +61 3 8618 4175
Fax +61 3 8618 4199
Recent Publications
06 Jun 2017
Today, we write about two new cases from the AAT. The first, Rix’s Creek Pty Ltd; Bloomfield Collieries Pty Ltd and Innovation and Science Australia (2017) AATA 645, gives good insight into how the AAT has recently treated the eligibility requirement around R&D activities and the need for appropriate supporting documentation and records. The second, DZXP, KRQD and QJJS v Innovation and Science Australia (2017) AATA 573 highlights the importance of ensuring you are claiming under the correct entity. We discuss these cases and conclude with three key lessons.

As a Senior Tax Analyst with a Chemical Engineering background, Dr Reuben Wu brings strong technical experience across a range of industries to our R&D Tax Consulting team. With over 5 years’ research experience in world-renowned institutions across Australia and overseas, Reuben’s technical expertise spans multiple disciplines and technologies including oil and gas flow assurance, gas processing, gas hydrates and hydrate inhibitors.

Reuben has strong financial knowledge in the R&D context, having managed a range of multi-disciplinary research projects for large corporate entities. As part of his project management experience during this period in his career, Reuben developed novel technologies and instruments for use in gas hydrate research. He brings first-hand experience and in-depth understanding to his approach in working with R&D Tax Consulting clients.

Reuben has co-authored four peer-reviewed journal articles and is the recipient of awards including the CSIRO PhD Studentship Award and a Deans Honours List award.

As well as being a Senior Tax Analyst for FB Rice's R&D Tax Consulting Group, Reuben also assists clients with the Australian Government's Export Market Development Grant program (EMDG).


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Western Australia / CSIRO
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) from the University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) from the University of Melbourne

Areas of Expertise

  • Research & Development Tax Analyst
  • Export Market Development Group (EMDG) Consultant