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I’m a website designer business – Can I claim R&D Tax Credits?

Date: 21st December 2016

Well here’s how you can tell First, ask yourself a few quick questions:   Web based application software? Check out your claim… Do we spend time designing web based applications rather than just creating websites? Do we...
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Developing software – Can I claim R&D tax credits?

Date: 13th December 2016

Well if your software based products or solutions are innovative, then you might be remiss not to check!   Designing software based solutions? Claim R&D tax credits now. Do you employ software developers? Does the work that they do require testing...
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Manufacturing transducers or wound components – can I claim R&D Tax Credits?

Date: 13th December 2016

Almost certainly yes.  Just ask yourself these questions… Do I apply science or technology in my transducer designs? Make transducers or wound components? Check your R&D Tax eligibility… Do I try to keep my transduc...
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I’ve already received R&D tax relief. Have I under claimed?

Date: 8th December 2016

R&D Tax Credit specialists see it all the time. One line in the tax computations for £20K or so. No justification and no real understanding of what costs qualify……. A correctly prepared claim requires a technical analysis of your business and how you’ve stayed competitive over the past two years. It’s not about rocket science but rather about identifying the qualifying advances in your products or services.
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I’m an Engineering Business – Should I be claiming R&D Tax Credits?

Date: 8th December 2016

Maybe you design and assemble machines used by your customers.  Could be machine tools, cutting machines, equipment for fabricating, all sorts of stand alone production apparatus…… The questions to ask are: Do I design innovative products? Do I employ technical staff? When I design or improve my products, is there some uncertainty about how best to do this? Do I spend money on turning my ideas into equipment? If t...
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We’re a Professional Firm and we paid a subcontractor to develop an IT solution for us. Can we claim R&D Tax Credits?

Date: 30th November 2016

You don’t have to be a technical business to be eligible for an R&D Tax rebate or credit. You could be a Debt Collector or a Bailiff Firm or an Accountant or a Solicitor or an Insurance Broker……but if you have commissioned a subcontractor to develop a unique IT, internet or intranet solution to improve your processes, then you may well qualify for a tax rebate.  The HMRC rules are clear. For a R&D Tax Credit claim, the following should apply:...
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I’m a Recruitment business and I’m claiming R&D Tax Credits

Date: 30th November 2016

There is a common misconception about R&D Tax credits. It doesn’t have to be rocket science; in fact, non-technical companies like mine can also make a claim and significantly reduce corporation tax. It’s about investing in software based applications or processes to make my services more efficient and therefore more competitive, year on year.
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Positive stance on R&D in Autumn Statement 2016

Date: 24th November 2016

Government announces new support for R&D, and will review the R&D Tax regime with the positive aim “….to make the UK an even more competitive place to do R&D.”,  in the Autumn Statement. Extract from full Autumn Statement 1.3      Productivity The Autumn Statement, and the government’s forthcoming Industrial Strategy, will focus on raising productivity to raise living standards for people acros...
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I'm a Precision Engineer – Can I claim R&D Tax Credits?

Date: 22nd November 2016

Does your company design, machine and fabricate prototypes or technically advanced components….or do you develop and manufacture sub-assemblies for your customers. The easiest way to ascertain whether you can claim Research and Development Tax Credits is to ask yourself……… 
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We work in the Education Sector. Can we claim R&D Tax Credits?

Date: 22nd November 2016

We are a professional company working in the Education sector providing high quality education, skills and employability provision. We are dedicated to Employability and Skills training in education, the Welfare to Work initiative and to the Creative sub-sectors. Our clients include main UK Government service and provision contractors. We have recently invested in developing a bespoke IT solution which allows us to operate more efficiently, provide high levels of security and gives the...
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