Why do so few companies claim R&D Tax Credits?

Date: 20th June 2013

We often wonder why so few companies claim R&D Tax Credits and based on our experience of helping with more than 1000 qualifying projects, for close to 300 SME clients over 11 years, is that many companies and their advising accountants simply do not recognise when they do R&D. Because of this, less than 0.50% of SMEs actually claim R&D Tax Credits. This is a real shame. Why is this? Many companies do not appreciate the full scope of what is R&D. This can l...
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Accountants meet the RandDTax team at Accountex

Date: 10th June 2013

RandDTax exhibited at Accountex which was held at Excel in London last week and met up with a number of accountants over the course of the event. We obtained some great feedback from our visitors about the difficulties that accountants face when trying to decide for different types of clients whether they may have a valid claim for R and D tax credits or not.Here we see some of our consultants meeting accountants on our stand at the event.
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RandDTax exhibiting at Accountex

Date: 20th May 2013

RandDTax will be exhibiting at the Accountex Exhibition which is coming up shortly at Excel in London on the 6th and 7th of June. Accountex is the UK’s only national exhibition for accountants and finance directors working in practice, business and the public sector. It offers an unparalleled opportunity for financial professionals to gain expert insight and education within a live environment. The show debuted on 22-23 November at Olympia in London, attracting 2,776 accou...
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R&D Tax Relief for Web Developers

Date: 16th April 2013

Website Developers should certainly be claiming any R&D Tax relief for the software development element of their work such as e-commerce, database management, intranet integration and other similar activities.So, should you be claiming? 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 creat...
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Can Construction Industry suppliers claim for R&D Tax?

Date: 9th April 2013

You could be a manufacture of cladding or building materials which have unique properties. You have developed these and continue to improve their performance or ease of manufacture. Maybe you design and manufacture tools or machinery used by trades people. Perhaps you design and manufacture frames or doors or component parts used in the construction industry. Whatever you do, here are the basic rules. If they apply to you, then you should get advice… A...
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Helping to fund innovation

Date: 2nd April 2013

R & D Tax – Helping to fund Innovation According to the latest government statistics more than 8400 SMEs have benefitted from R&D Tax Credits by an average of in excess of £43,000 – and since then the rate at which R&D Tax Credits are paid has increased by more than 60% and qualifying conditions are now much less stringent than they were. There has never been a better time for SMEs to invest in developing new products, processes, services, devices or mat...
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R and D Tax relief for an Electronics Manufacturer

Date: 22nd March 2013

We’re an Electronics Manufacturer – should we be claiming R and D Tax relief? Almost certainly yes! Just ask yourself these questions: Do you carry out development work in order to win sales?Do our designs present us with some uncertainties at the outset?Do we spend time testing, trialling or solving these uncertainties?Do we spend pre-production time creating a manufacturable product from the bench design?Are our designs inno...
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Research and Development tax credits for motorsport engineers

Date: 20th March 2013

Well….yes! You certainly should check you eligibility, right now….. This is a constantly evolving, high technology and very competitive industry. Whether its engine, power train, body, steering, suspension, fuel delivery, components or software development, here are the key questions to answer and confirm your eligibility for R&D Tax credits:
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Have I under claimed for my R and D tax relief?

Date: 12th March 2013

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. Under claimed R&D tax credits ca...
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We make Control Panels – should we be claiming R&D Tax credits?

Date: 5th March 2013

OK so you assemble control panels or systems or switchboards? You probably design bespoke solutions for different applications. Possibly trying some of the latest control devices to improve safety or performance or just space? Each solution may require its own software, maybe subcontracted out. Then you have to trial or test the system to make sure it performs to spec. There are always a few uncertainties too overcome. Sometimes you might have to be involved in the integration o...
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