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R&D Tax Credit Eligibility Assessment

Does your business do research and development? If so, you could be eligible for R&D tax credits, reducing the amount of tax you have to pay to HMRC if you are making a profit, or providing vital cash flows if you are in a start-up phase and yet to make a profit.

Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) R&D tax relief allows companies to:

  • deduct an extra 130% of their qualifying costs from their yearly profit, as well as the normal 100% deduction, to make a total 230% deduction.
  • claim a tax credit if the company is loss making, worth up to 14.5% of the surrenderable loss

Research and development that seeks to achieve an advance in overall knowledge or capability in a field of science or technology is encouraged by the Government through R&D tax credits. Not all research and development activities that a business undertakes are eligible for R&D tax credits. We can help you to understand if the work that you are doing is likely to qualify.

I Mather and Co have experience in making successful research and development tax credit claims for small businesses.

We will meet with you, to assess the research that you are doing. We will work through an assessment process with you, to establish if there is likely to be an eligible claim for research and development tax credit. 

Note that not all research and development meet the HMRC definition of advancing overall knowledge or capability in a field of science or technology.

If there is likely to be an eligible claim, we can then work with you to develop the research and development claim. I Mather and Co believe that it is appropriate that the company doing the research and development is the one that benefits from the tax credits, and as such we charge fixed fees based on the work done rather than a percentage of the tax credit generated.

Please contact us at to arrange a meeting.

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