R&D

If your company is investing in research and development, you could be eligible for claiming Research & Development Tax Credit. It doesn’t matter what sector you’re in or the size of your business, every investment into research and development is eligible for a tax return.

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IS YOUR BUSINESS ELIGIBLE FOR R&D TAX CREDITS

Many UK businesses are unaware of how much they are truly entitled to, whether tax credits, refunds, exemptions, reliefs or business grant funding. To qualify for R&D tax credits, you must:

Criteria 1

Criteria 1

Be a limited company in the UK that is subject to corporation tax.

Criteria 2

Criteria 2

Have carried out qualifying R&D activities and worked on an R&D project that aimed to make an advance in science and technology – even if it failed.

Criteria 3

Criteria 3

Have spent money on the project/projects.

You must also meet the necessary criteria outlined by the UK government. There are currently two types of R&D schemes in the UK; the SME scheme for small & medium-sized enterprises, and the Research and Development Expenditure Credit (RDEC) regime for large companies. The benefits differ based on the category your business falls under.

R&D CREDITS EXPLAINED

The R&D tax credit scheme was introduced in the UK in 2000 to encourage UK companies, both in profit or loss-making, to invest in R&D projects through the development, evolution or innovation using science and technology. The government realised that encouraging innovation is a way of improving productivity, performance and competitiveness in the UK.

CLAIM UP TO 33% OF YOUR R&D COSTS

WHAT ARE R&D TAX CREDITS?

R&D CREDITS

WHAT ARE R&D TAX CREDITS?

Research and development (R&D) tax credits are a government incentive rewarding UK companies that invest in the innovation of products, services and/or processes. It’s a valuable source of income that helps businesses accelerate R&D, hire new staff and encourage company growth.

R&D credit rates

R&D RATES

WHAT ARE THE R&D CREDIT RATES

Current R&D tax credit rates mean SMEs can claim up to 33p for every £1 on qualifying R&D activities while large companies can claim up to 10p on every £1 spent. The average cashback to companies is around £50,000 and most companies don’t even realise that much of what they do is eligible.

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R&D CLAIM

HOW TO CLAIM R&D TAX RELIEF

To claim R&D tax relief your business will have to showcase how their work and project:

  • Attempted to achieve an advancement in science and technology (whether successful or not)
  • The Business overcame uncertainty or tried to do it
  • Could not be easily worked out by a professional in the field
  • The work/project completed by your business must involve developing or improving a process, product or service in order to be eligible for R&D relief.

Whether you own a small business in the West Midlands or a nationwide company with branches across the UK, CapEx Associates can assist you with applying for and claiming R&D Tax Credits.

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