There are currently three schemes offered to companies for R&D tax relief: (1) the Small Medium Enterprise (“SME”) Scheme, (2) the Large Company Scheme and (3) the Research & Development Expenditure Credit (“RDEC”). To be qualified for the SME Scheme, a company must have less than 500 employees (and have an annual turnover not exceeding 100 million Euros & a balance sheet not exceeding 86 million Euros). Companies are qualified for the Large Company Scheme or the RDEC if they do not qualify for SME Scheme.
The SME Scheme allows for 230% R&D tax relief, for the financial year 2016/17, on qualified R&D spending up to 7.5 million Euros;
For example, for every £1 spent on qualified R&D by an SME, an additional £1.30 is to be discounted from taxable income on top of the original £1 spent;
The Large Company Scheme allows for a 125% deduction for expenditure incurred up to 31/3/08 and a 130% R&D tax relief thereafter on qualified R&D spending;
For example, for every £1 spent on qualified R&D by an SME, an additional £0.30 is to be discounted from taxable income on top of the original £1 spent;
RDEC was introduced for expenditure on or after 1st April 2013 which will coexist until 31/3/16, and subsequently replace the Large Company Scheme; and
The RDEC works on the same premise as the Large Company Scheme, but provides for a standardised credit of 9.1% of qualifying expenditure incurred on or after 1st April 2013.
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Obtaining HMRC advance assurance can be time consuming. We are here to help.
Although R&D tax credits have been around for quite some time, many entrepreneurs are not aware that they can significantly benefit from them. It is important for entrepreneurs of start up companies to take advantage of any governmental incentivisation and support that may be available to them as this support directly impacts cash flows as well as shows investors that the business is being operated in an efficient and effective manner. HMRC offer advance assurance to companies seeking to claim R&D credits. This assists companies with accurately estimating and budgeting for the benefits for three years. Although it is not necessary to obtain this in order to put in a R&D tax credit claim, it will get the credit processed faster, with less hassle. This is where we can help you. We are here to ensure that your company is optimising all the available support and claiming back the cash it is potential due. And, most importantly, we take the hassle of preparing and making the claim off your hands.
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