The Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive program provides a tax incentive for investment in junior minerals exploration companies raising capital to fund greenfields exploration activity.

Eligible companies can create exploration credits by giving up a portion of their tax losses relating to exploration expenditure, which can then be distributed to new investors as a refundable tax offset or a franking credit.

The program has been extended for four years from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2025.

The Government will also make minor legislative amendments to allow unused exploration credits to be redistributed a year earlier than under current settings.

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