What are R&D tax credits?

R&D Tax Credits are a government initiative designed to stimulate innovation within UK businesses. They serve as a valuable financial resource for companies, encouraging them to:

How do R&D tax credits work?

Companies that invest in innovation can claim R&D tax credits, which can result in a cash payment or a reduction in Corporation Tax. The relief is structured in a way that both profitable and loss-making companies can benefit:

Who Can Claim R&D Tax Credits?

To be eligible for R&D tax credits, a company must:

The government's R&D criteria are intentionally broad, and R&D can occur in any sector, from manufacturing and construction to renewables and even cheese-making.

How to Claim R&D Tax Credits?

1. Reach us!

In order to better assist you, we must first learn about your company. In the unlikely event that we are unable to assist in any way, we will inform you.

2. Collaborative terms that we all agree on

We lay out our services, timeline, and pricing in detail. Everything can be seen clearly. We're crossing our fingers that the only shock will be how much you're able to claim.

3. Primarily Qualifying Stage

Your organization and industry will receive a suitable technical specialist. We need to assess your financial information to see if submitting a claim is worthwhile and to estimate its value.

4. Understanding Your Business

We'll set up your first meetings with the technical staff and introduce you to everyone. They will accompany you on location to help pinpoint potential claim sites.

What Qualifies as R&D?

If your company is taking a risk by attempting to 'resolve scientific or technological uncertainties, you may be carrying out the qualifying activity. This could include:

If you're unsure if your project is possible, or you don't know how to achieve it in practice, you could be resolving technological uncertainties and be carrying out qualifying R&D.

What Costs Qualify for R&D Tax Credits?

Several categories of costs qualify for R&D tax relief. These can include:

R&D Tax Credit Schemes

There are two schemes to reward UK businesses:

Additional Considerations

Businesses can claim the R&D Credit by filing IRS Form 6765, Credit for Increasing Research Activities. As part of the process, they need to:

Financial records, business records, oral testimony, and technical documents may be used for this purpose.

In conclusion, R&D tax credits are a powerful tool for businesses to fuel their growth and innovation. Understanding the criteria and making a successful claim can significantly benefit a company's financial health.

Since the scheme began, UK businesses have benefited by over 47.6 B Euros with 564,000 claims. You can also claim a hefty claim amount & we will help you with that. Contact us now!

Steps to claim R & D Taxes :

(1) Learn Which Projects Are Eligible

To be eligible for R&D tax credits, the work must be part of a larger effort to develop science or technology. Your company's trade, whether it's one you're now engaged in or one you want to launch thanks to the R&D, must be related to the project.

(2) Know the Different R&D Tax Credits That Can Be Obtained

Depending on the size of your firm and whether or not the project has been subcontracted to you, you may ualify for one of two forms of R&D tax credit. SME R&D tax reduction is available to small and medium-sized businesses. The RDEC is a tax deduction available to large corporations for R&D spending. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) hired by a major corporation to perform R&D can also apply.

(3) Have Your Claim Ready

Follow these procedures before submitting your Company Tax Return with a request for R&D tax exemption or expenditure credit:

Following these guidelines will give you the best chance of successfully claiming R&D tax credits.

Can CAPS-IT support me during the HMRC investigation of my R&D tax credit application?

If you are affiliated with CAPS-IT and face an HMRC investigation, we will represent and manage the process for you at no additional charge.
For other enterprises seeking CAPS-IT's collaboration during the application phase, we will determine the optimal strategy and associated fee based on the details of the inquiry report.
It's crucial to recognize that responding to an HMRC inquiry necessitates patience and collaboration. Taking prompt action and having clarity about your stance can significantly enhance your engagements with HMRC.

Why Pick CAPS-IT?

We match you with a business, technical, or industry expert best suited to your specific needs. Irrespective of the magnitude and intricacy of your claim, we ensure the engagement of the most qualified technical specialist. In cooperation with your accountant, we enhance their capabilities to prevent any disputes, ensuring the preservation of your professional relationship.

Already Benefiting from R&D Tax Credits?

Numerous businesses are presently claiming R&D tax incentives. However, how can you ascertain the competence of your advisory?

Should an inquiry arise, it is imperative to ensure that your advisor possesses the requisite R&D tax credit expertise to offer genuine assistance.