R&D Tax Credits Myths | Green Jellyfish

R&D Tax Credits Myths

R&D Tax Credit Myths Explained

The truth is, Research and Development is a widely misunderstood benefit which most companies are missing out on. This is simply due to the amount of incorrect or vague information surrounding the subject. The good news is, we know everything there is to know, so let us debunk some of the most common misconceptions surrounding R&D Tax Credits.

1 - R&D Tax Relief is only for companies with laboratories

Wrong! While companies involved in basic research are prime candidates for R&D Tax Relief, the relief is about encouraging applied science – solving a customer’s problem or a production issue using known scientific and/or technical principles. Problem-solving on the shop floor, in the field, on the site, behind a computer – all of which may qualify for R&D Tax Relief!

2 - You can only claim on successful projects

Nope! You can claim R&D tax credits for any eligible Research and Development project whether it was successful or not. This scheme after all is supposed to encourage risk-taking and innovating allowing businesses to re-invest into new projects by using this scheme.

3 - You are only able to claim on the current financial year

Incorrect! You can claim up to two years from your current financial year-end. So, if your current financial year ends soon, enquire before you lose out on a potential year’s worth of a claim! To find out how much you could be eligible for, use our R&D calculator – It takes less than 30 seconds to get an estimate!

4 - You are unable to claim if you have had other grants

It is true that some grants can make it difficult to claim, however it isn’t impossible. We have helped many businesses with claiming R&D tax relief, so it is always worth finding out.

5 - Claiming from HMRC is too complicated

It isn’t exactly rocket science to submit a claim from HMRC, but it at the same time, it also isn’t very easy either. Our Specialists know exactly what to claim, which industries can claim and how to put it together in a report to submit to HMRC. We will handle the claim for you from start to finish, so you can rest assured knowing you’re getting the maximum claim possible for your innovations. Contact one of our experts today to find out more.

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Did you know?

    • The manufacturing sector the single biggest benefactor of the R&D tax credit scheme

    • Since the introduction of the legislation in 2002, more than £27bn has been claimed from HMRC

    • Even when a company is loss making, the legislation is designed to ensure that companies can still receive cash back when conducting qualifying R&D work

    • There’s no minimum (or maximum) amount that a company needs to have spent on R&D work in order to make a claim for R&D tax relief

Check out our R&D tax calculator

Work out how much your claim could be worth with our easy-to-use research & development tax credits calculator. Remember, we can claim up to two years so make sure you don’t miss out on your innovation fund.




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