We have referred many of our clients to RandDTax since 2013 and have also sought RandDTax’s advice on certain potential Clients where the possibility of an R&D Tax Credit could be a key factor to in winning the account. Our largest R&D claim for one Client was some £400K and in total we have seen our Clients receiving several millions over the last 4 years.
Jaime Lumsden and Alan Cook, have developed our knowledge in this specialist activity and we have become aware of many unexpected sectors where claims are possible. Indeed, our confidence in the reliable 100% track record of RandDTax has allowed us to share our Client lists with them and for DPC Directors to discover new potential claims in some quite surprising sectors. On the rare occasion that HMRC have sought clarification on certain claim details, RandDTax have immediately dealt with the case and attended any subsequent meetings on behalf of the Client.
We have learned from RandDTax that it is not just high technology businesses which can successfully claim. Some of our Clients are in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Web Based or specific Software Development, but others are in the Food Sector, Recruitment, Medical Appliances, Air and Heat Management, Training, Construction, Fabric Manufacture and many other businesses where technology has been applied to their processes.
RandDTax provide support in preparing the Technical Justification and building the Qualifying Costs analysis, both required by HMRC. They handhold the Client through the entire preparation process offering examples of typical documents required by HMRC. They also work closely with our internal DPC teams to generate claim summaries which we ourselves can then use as a cross check comparison against our own Tax Computations, prior to submission. This adds a layer of protection to our Clients. They have some 26 Consultants covering the UK, going to where our Clients are based and responding immediately; and RandDTax are also fee competitive when compared to some firms offering this service, charging rather less than than most.
All in all, RandDTax is a knowledgeable, reliable and responsive specialist Research and Development Tax Relief Consultancy and a useful partner for DPC in offering enhanced services to our Clients.
Valerie Wood – Director – DPC Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors