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by Adam Park | January 27, 2023

Find out how how companies can meet the deadlines for R&D tax credit claims and all the key R&D tax relief changes coming into place in 2023.

by Adam Park | December 21, 2022

Costs involved in R&D are tax deductible and there are two ways in which R&D costs can reduce a companies Corporation Tax liability. Firstly – with the usual deduction of 100% of the cost from your companies profits.  In addition, the R&D Tax Credit scheme allows a further deduction of 130% of eligible R&D costs, […]

by Adam Park | November 24, 2022

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced a series of changes to the UK research and development (R&D) tax relief regime, including a cut to the deduction and credit rates for the SME scheme, the R&D tax credit. The rate of the large company scheme, the R&D expenditure credit (RDEC) will be increased from 13% to 20%, […]

by Adam Park | November 29, 2022

On September 29th HMRC released the latest R&D tax credit statistics for 2022. These stats confirm that innovation continues to be key to the success of UK businesses – even during the most testing time of the pandemic. The new tax credit statistics released include finalised figures for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 tax years, as […]

by Adam Park | September 22, 2022

HMRC has recently set out its upcoming reforms to the R&D Tax Relief schemes that will form part of the next Finance Bill. Alongside some minor legislation updates to address anomalies in the schemes, the reforms as they stand will cause four major changes to the schemes. The first of which could catch out start-ups, […]

by Adam Park | September 9, 2022

If your company has been making a loss, it’s still worthwhile making a claim for R&D tax credits. This is sometimes misunderstood with people thinking that a company needs to be profitable to benefit. In fact, applying for R&D tax credits as a loss making company might be the most beneficial way to get the most from the scheme.

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