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HMRC statistics show that 90% of eligible companies fail to claim what they’re entitled to. Avoid missing out on R&D tax relief, get in touch to see if you qualify for R&D.

Are your activities eligible for R&D tax relief?

In many cases we’ve worked on, a business owner doesn’t believe that the R&D qualifying expenditure is eligible for R&D tax relief.  This couldn’t be further from the truth. Think back over the past 2 years and ask yourself, have I…

  • Looked for a more efficient or more effective solution.
  • Made improvements to an existing product or created a new product.
  • Investigated new methods or processes.
  • Trialled new computer code or materials.
  • Solved problems or overcame issues for customers.

If the answer is yes, chances are you’re probably eligible for R&D tax relief.

Example of R&D qualifying expenditure

It’s impossible for us to list all R&D qualifying expenditure activities that may be eligible for R&D tax relief, but to give you a flavour of the wide range of activities we’ve got some examples:

  • Bespoking software, overhauling IT or developing websites or CRM systems.
  • Scientific or technological planning, design, testing, and analysis.
  • Adaption of new or existing premises.
  • Information services e.g. preparation of R&D reports.
  • Pure & applied research.
  • Pursuit of quality management standards.
  • Ancillary services e.g. salary & recruitment cost, leasing laboratories and equipment.
  • Salary and recruitment costs of personnel involved in qualifying activity.
  • Failed attempts to improve products or processes.
  • Adaption of a product to enter new markets, particularly overseas.

Activity in these areas can generate lucrative R&D tax reliefs for your business.

Don’t miss out…

Your exact return will depend on the qualifying R&D activities. If you feel your businesses has qualifying expenditure, contact us today or find your local Haines Watts office to discuss the available R&D tax relief.  

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