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The easy way to claim your reward with research and development tax credits

Did you know HMRC can reward your business for money spent on innovation? Zest R&D offers help and knowledgeable advice for seamless and successful Research & Development tax credit claims.

Zests claims process is designed so R&D Tax Credits are made easy and stress-free for you

We want to make research and development tax credit claims as easy as possible for you. That means we do all the heavy lifting and use our specialist knowledge to maximise your claim. So you know what to expect, we make a few promises.

No win no fee

Contact us for a free consultation.

Zero tie ins

We don’t make you sign any long term contracts.

100% success rate

We’ll defend any claim challenged by HMRC.

See how much you could save with
Research and Development tax credits

Use our calculator to estimate your tax credits.

What is the financial position of your company?

What is your estimated spend on R&D per year?

We estimate you could receive up to

£6,175

as a tax credit.

Show how this example is calculated

To reward businesses for their investment, the government allows you to enhance your qualifying expenditure.

£25,000 x 130% (enhancement rate) = £32,500

x 19% (Corporation Tax rate) = £6,175

£6,175 / £25,000 = 25%

We estimate you could receive up to

£30,875

as a tax credit.

Show how this example is calculated

To reward businesses for their investment, the government allows you to enhance your qualifying expenditure.

£125,000 x 130% (enhancement rate) = £162,500

x 19% (Corporation Tax rate) = £30,875

£30,875 / £125,000 = 25%

We estimate you could receive up to

£61,750

as a tax refund or reduced tax liability.

Show how this example is calculated

To reward businesses for their investment, the government allows you to enhance your qualifying expenditure.

£250,000 x 130% (enhancement rate) = £325,000

x 19% (Corporation Tax rate) = £61,750

£61,750 / £250,000 = 25%

We estimate you could receive up to

£247,000

as a tax refund or reduced tax liability.

Show how this example is calculated

To reward businesses for their investment, the government allows you to enhance your qualifying expenditure.

£1,000,000 x 130% (enhancement rate) = £1,300,000

x 19% (Corporation Tax rate) = £247,000

£247,000 / £1,000,000 = 25%

What is your estimated spend on R&D per year?

We estimate you could receive up to

£16,675

as a tax credit.

Show how this example is calculated

To reward businesses for their investment, the government allows you to enhance your qualifying expenditure.

£50,000 x 130% (enhancement rate) = £65,000

£50,000 + £65,000 (enhancement) = £115,000 (enhanced expenditure)

£115,000 x 14.5% (surrender rate) = £16,675

£16,675 / £50,000 = 33.35%

We estimate you could receive up to

£83,375

as a tax credit.

Show how this example is calculated

To reward businesses for their investment, the government allows you to enhance your qualifying expenditure.

£250,000 x 130% (enhancement rate) = £325,000

£250,000 + £325,000 (enhancement) = £575,000 (enhanced expenditure)

£575,000 x 14.5% (surrender rate) = £83,375

£83,375 / £250,000 = 33.35%

We estimate you could receive up to

£166,750

as a tax credit.

Show how this example is calculated

To reward businesses for their investment, the government allows you to enhance your qualifying expenditure.

£500,000 x 130% (enhancement rate) = £650,000

£500,000 + £650,000 (enhancement) = £1,150,000 (enhanced expenditure)

£1,150,000 x 14.5% (surrender rate) = £166,750

£166,750 / £500,000 = 33.35%

We estimate you could receive up to

£333,500

as a tax credit.

Show how this example is calculated

To reward businesses for their investment, the government allows you to enhance your qualifying expenditure.

£1,000,000 x 130% (enhancement rate) = £1,300,000

£1,000,000 + £1,300,000 (enhancement) = £2,300,000 (enhanced expenditure)

£2,0,300,000 x 14.5% (surrender rate) = £333,500

£333,500 / £1,000,000 = 33.35%

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    Would certainly recommend

    When we started talking to Zest about R&D Tax Credits it was clear they understood how to put in an effective claim. In the past we have used a third party company to handle our R&D Claims but it was so much easier …. with their structured approach to deciding what is eligible, how to break down the costs of the work that would make up the claim, and present the claim in a clear and unambiguous way.

    Due to their in-depth understanding of R&D claims, they ensured that only eligible costs were submitted as part of the claim, but also made us aware of other costs that could be included that we were previously unaware of in order to maximise the value of the claim. We were pleased that the final rebate was exactly in line with the amount that they advised we should receive.

    I would not hesitate to use them again for a future R&D claim, and would certainly recommend them to other businesses who think they may be eligible through their R&D projects.

    George Smith MD
    Walford Timber Ltd.

    A fantastic result

    “As a specialist engineering company, our work is quite niche and doesn’t always fit the predefined categories or descriptions that HMRC use. By developing an understanding of our business and working closely with our Project Manager, Zest Research & Development/Barrie was able to submit a complaint and successful R&D tax relief submission. A fantastic result, which, before their advice and helpful support, we would not have understood or qualified for. R&D monitoring now forms part of our routine management systems – Thank you Barrie!”

    Joanna Edwards
    Director of Edwards Diving Services Limited

    Amazing

    “Amazing! After just a short visit Adam produced detailed reports on my business, submitted them to HMRC on my behalf and obtained substantial results. Extremely pleased. I don’t normally leave recommendations but in this case I do.”

    Ray Methuen
    Gwentec

    Research & Development Tax Credits

    Our company

    Zest are specialists in managing Research & Development tax credits and claims. Our purpose is to help companies around the UK reach their potential by maximising their use of R&D tax credits.

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    Our company

    Zest are specialists in managing Research & Development tax credits and claims. Our purpose is to help companies around the UK reach their potential by maximising their use of R&D tax credits.

    About us →

    Research & Development Tax Credits

    Want a free consultation with us?

    We make R&D tax claims easy.

    Want a free consultation with us?

    We make R&D tax claims easy.

    Frequently asked questions

    About R&D

    How much of my R&D costs can I claim back?

    If you are a company with fewer than 500 staff and a turnover of less than €100million, you will be eligible to claim from the SME R&D Tax Credit Scheme. The amount you can claim will depend on whether your company is making profit or loss.

    A profit making company can receive up to 25% of its Research & Development costs back.

    A loss making company can receive up to 33% of its Research & Development costs back.

    What Costs Can be Claimed

    What if I used a sub-contractor or freelancer for R&D?

    If you are a company with fewer than 500 staff and a turnover of less than €100million, your company can generally claim for 65% of the payments made to unconnected parties.

    The Claims Process

    Will the research and development tax credit be made as a payment to me?

    If you are profit making and you are yet to finalise your bill for Corporation Tax for this period – you will receive a reduction in your corporation tax bill.

    If you are loss making or you have already paid your Corporation Tax bill – you will receive a payable credit from HMRC.

    How do Zest charge?

    Zest charge with a single, simple and competitive fee which is based on a percentage of your successful R&D tax credit claim.

    What records will Zest provide?

    We’ll create a document that explains the R&D work you do, and why it qualifies for relief under the tax credit. This document will also breakdown all of the costs which are included in your R&D Tax Credit claim.

    Will you work with my accountant?

    Yes – once you’ve given us your consent to work with your accountant – we can obtain your accounts and payroll which will help us with your claim.

    How long will a claim take?

    We aim to get your claim paid to you within 2 months – although if your claim is more complex or there are delays with HMRC then we’ll keep you informed.

    Frequently asked questions

    About R&D

    How much of my R&D costs can I claim back?

    If you are a company with fewer than 500 staff and a turnover of less than €100million, you will be eligible to claim from the SME R&D Tax Credit Scheme. The amount you can claim will depend on whether your company is making profit or loss.

    A profit making company can receive up to 25% of its Research & Development costs back.

    A loss making company can receive up to 33% of its Research & Development costs back.

    What Costs Can be Claimed

    What if I used a sub-contractor or freelancer for R&D?

    If you are a company with fewer than 500 staff and a turnover of less than €100million, your company can generally claim for 65% of the payments made to unconnected parties.

    The Claims Process

    Will the research and development tax credit be made as a payment to me?

    If you are profit making and you are yet to finalise your bill for Corporation Tax for this period – you will receive a reduction in your corporation tax bill.

    If you are loss making or you have already paid your Corporation Tax bill – you will receive a payable credit from HMRC.

    How do Zest charge?

    Zest charge with a single, simple and competitive fee which is based on a percentage of your successful R&D tax credit claim.

    What records will Zest provide?

    We’ll create a document that explains the R&D work you do, and why it qualifies for relief under the tax credit. This document will also breakdown all of the costs which are included in your R&D Tax Credit claim.

    Will you work with my accountant?

    Yes – once you’ve given us your consent to work with your accountant – we can obtain your accounts and payroll which will help us with your claim.

    How long will a claim take?

    We aim to get your claim paid to you within 2 months – although if your claim is more complex or there are delays with HMRC then we’ll keep you informed.

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