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Make an R&D claim

At Zest R&D we provide an end to end service, allowing you to claim your reward for all of your research and development work, so you can get on with running your business.

With just a few hours of your time, and a handful of key document, our expert tax consultants can reclaim thousands. In fact our average R&D Tax Credit claim for a single tax year is consistently over £50,000.

 Find out about our tried and tested claims process below.

 

Research and Development Claim

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The research and development claims process

We will always tailor the claim process to your needs, but the 6 steps below have been tried and tested in providing the best outcomes. They are designed to ensure we understand your business and your goals, so we can achieve the best returns for you.

Typically – a claim for a Small or Medium sized business will take less than 1/2 a day of your time. You can see how much time you’ll need to commit at each stage, in the process below.

 

1. Initial discussion

We’ll ensure you qualify for R&D tax credit claims and start to build a picture of your companies priorities, and how we can best achieve your goals. 

 Typically 15 minutes of your time.

2. R&D Review Meeting – 1-3 Hours

We’ll speak in detail about what work you’re doing that qualifies as Research & Development. We’ll start to get a full picture of the costs that are related to R&D.

Typically 1-3 hours of your time.

3. Information gathering – 1-2 Hours

We’ll work with you to obtain all of the detailed information required for the claim.

With your permission we can work with third parties such as an accountant to provide information on your behalf.

We’ll create a document that explains the R&D work you do, and why it qualifies for relief under the tax credit.

Typically 1-2 hours of your time.

4. Final review – Up to 1 Hour

Before submitting your claim to HMRC we’ll ask you to review it to ensure the details are correct.

 Typically less than 1 hour of your time.

5. Claim submitted to HMRC

We’ll work with your accountant to submit the claim to HMRC on your behalf.

If HMRC dispute the claim we’ll defend it at no extra cost.

6. Receive your tax credit

HMRC normally processes claims within 1 month.

Once their work is done you’ll either receive your refund, either as a reduction in your corporation tax bill or a credit to your account.

How Much Could You Claim?

Do you want to know how much you could claim? Use our R&D Tax Credits tax calculator to estimate your tax credits now →

The research and development claims process

We will always tailor the claim process to your needs, but the 6 steps below have been tried and tested in providing the best outcomes. They are designed to ensure we understand your business and your goals, so we can achieve the best returns for you.

Typically – a claim for a Small or Medium sized business will take less than 1/2 a day of your time. You can see how much time you’ll need to commit at each stage, in the process below.

1. Initial Discussion

We’ll ensure you qualify for R&D tax credit claims and start to build a picture of your companies priorities, and how we can best achieve your goals. 

 Typically 15 minutes of your time.

2. R&D Review Meeting

We’ll speak in detail about what work you’re doing that qualifies as Research & Development. We’ll start to get a full picture of the costs that are related to R&D.

 Typically 1-3 hours of your time.

3. Information gathering

We’ll work with you to obtain all of the detailed information required for the claim.

With your permission we can work with third parties such as an accountant to provide information on your behalf.

We’ll create a document that explains the R&D work you do, and why it qualifies for relief under the tax credit.

 Typically 1-2 hours of your time.

4. Final review

Before submitting your claim to HMRC we’ll ask you to review it to ensure the details are correct.

 Typically less than 1 hour of your time.

5. Claim submitted to HMRC

We’ll work with your accountant to submit the claim to HMRC on your behalf.

If HMRC dispute the claim we’ll defend it at no extra cost.

6. Receive your tax credit

HMRC normally processes claims within 1 month.

Once their work is done you’ll receive your refund, either as a reduction in your corporation tax bill or a credit to your account.

How Much Could You Claim?

Do you want to know how much you could claim? Use our R&D Tax Credits tax calculator to estimate your tax credits now →

Find Out if You're Eligible With a Free Consultation

If you’ve made changes in your business, or you’re trying to adapt or improve a product, process or service, then get in touch for a free consultation. We can advise you whether your work will qualify as R&D and how you can go about claiming Tax Credits.