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Should a Bespoke Engineering Business be claiming RandD Tax Credits

Date: 5th February 2013

We are often asked should a Bespoke Engineering Business be claiming RandD Tax Credits? If you’re not already claiming R&D Tax credits, then check this article out. If you are claiming, or rather your Accountant has claimed a nominal amount on the year end accounts, then look below – you could be seriously under-claiming and leaving substantial cash on the table… Many Bespoke Engineers are claiming R&D Tax Credits – shouldn’t you?
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R and D Tax Credits terminology

Date: 31st January 2013

We are often asked about the terminology surrounding R and D Tax Credits and understanding terms and definitions involved when tax planning could be critical to your business and Research & Development taxation is one of these areas to review. If you are developing products and processes they may be eligible for significant payments of cash through the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit regime. The definition of R&D is much wider than most people think and that is...
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I am a web site designer, can I claim R&D Tax credits

Date: 25th January 2013

Well here’s how you can tell. First, ask yourself a few quick questions: Do we spend time designing web based applications rather than just creating websites?Do we consider that our web based applications are creative and innovative?Do my software developers have to trial, check out possible solutions and experiment before we have a satisfactory stable and working web based application?Are we constantly trying to offer more competitive and innovative solu...
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R & D Tax seminar in Manchester

Date: 20th January 2013

Both Terry Toms and Linda Eziquiel will be speaking at a seminar that is being held in Manchester on the 11th February from 18.30 to 20.30 at the Ramada in Salford Quays. The seminar is “An insight into the R & D Tax credits scheme” The R&D seminar includes an introduction to the HMRC Research and Development Tax Relief and Tax Credits scheme for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and provides insight into how to better identify whether your clients’ are carry...
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R&D Tax Credits – Are you claiming your full entitlement?

Date: 18th January 2013

The Average SME claim, as stated by HMRC in their latest released stats covering the fiscal year to end March 2011, is just over £40K We are constantly surprised when SMEs tell us that they have claimed R&D Tax relief, or rather that their Accountant has claimed for them, and that the amount is much less than this. When we ask “how did you calculate this figure?”. the answer is a quick 5 minute conversation with the Accountant, finger in the air and a guess...
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What Is The R&D Tax Credit Potentially Worth To Companies?

Date: 6th September 2012

Research and Development Tax Credits – Latest Figures The latest figures published by HMRC in August 2012 show that in the year 2010/11 around 8000 SMEs claimed £340m, making the average SME claim worth about £42,000. From 1st April 2011 the rate at which qualifying Research and Development (R&D) expenditure is treated for Corporation Tax purposes increased from 175% to 200%, and on 1st April 2012 the rate increased again to 225%. On that basis it...
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Why Do SMEs Leave Thousand Of Pounds Worth Of R&D Tax Credits Unclaimed?

Date: 2nd August 2012

What Is The Problem That Leads SMEs To Leave Research and Development Tax Credits Unclaimed? The current market situation is compounded by the economic reality and difficulties in the lending sector, which make the availability of cash for investment in Research and Development projects, much harder for SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) to find. In this situation an average investment by the government of £43,000, is very welcome indeed – see How Much Did SMEs Claim In...
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How Much Did SMEs Claim in Research and Development Tax Credits Last Year?

Date: 24th July 2012

Research and Development (R and D) Tax Claims to April 2010 In the tax year to April 2010, 7,410 SMEs claimed an average of about £43,000 each from the UK government in R & D Tax Credits. As more and more UK companies use science and technology to gain competitive advantage; as more and more companies become aware of the massive level of financial aid provided by the UK government, and more and more consultancies and accountancy firms are providing help in order for SMEs to...
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Are You Overpaying For R&D Tax Credit Specialists?

Date: 17th July 2012

How Much Did You Pay for Help With Your R&D Tax Credit Claim? If you are already claiming R&D Tax Credits, you may be paying far too much in fees to one of the R&D Tax Credit specialist consultancies. There is very seldom the need to pay more than 18% of the tax recovered and there is no need to be tied to one consultancy, unless you feel they are offering exceptional value. Usually the critical factor for a small business is understanding the scope of what...
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Video – What Are R&D Tax Credits?

Date: 23rd April 2012

What Are R&D Tax Credits? An Interview with Terry Toms, R&D Specialist – Terry provides answers to those tricky questions on what UK R and D tax credits are, the kind of projects that quality for R and D tax credits and the amount you can claim. This is the first of a two part interview. Part 1 – covers What are R and D Tax Credits and how do you claim them? How do claims differ where a company is in profit or where they made no p...
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