R&D Tax Credits - Construction
Thanks to R&D tax relief, businesses in the construction sector can receive valuable help towards covering the cost of corporation tax. R&D tax claims for construction are aimed at businesses that are working on innovative projects in science and technology, and the scheme has been helping construction businesses since 2000.Speak to us
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R&D Tax Claim for Construction
There are a lot of exciting changes happening in the construction industry, much of which has been boosted by R&D tax relief.
R&D in construction is there to encourage and support innovation projects, with a focus on science and technology. Without businesses having a budding interest in innovation, the move to modern construction techniques and automation would have been a lot slower, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. It helps with the cost of corporation tax, giving your business the chance to dedicate additional resources to innovation and exciting new projects.
Our expert R&D tax relief team is on hand to guide you through the claims process, starting with establishing eligibility and ending with a successful claim. At RDS, we pride ourselves on knowing all there is to know about R&D in construction, and we work with businesses large, small and everything in between.
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What activities qualify?
Please find below a few examples of activities that qualify as R&D expenditure in construction.
Creating, developing or experimenting with new materials.
Innovative usage of eco-friendly or sustainable materials or methods.
Improving existing construction techniques & processes to make them more efficient.
Adapting existing construction techniques to solve environmental issues or site specific problems.
Solving technical problems that crop up during a construction project.Learn more
What can you claim?
Please find below what you can include in your R&D tax relief claim.
Staff costs including salaries and expenses.
Subcontractor and freelancer costs.
Consumables (materials used up during R&D and utilities).
Software directly employed in the R&D activity.
Travel and subsistence expenses.Learn more
Our Claim Process
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Frequently asked questions
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get regarding making an R&D tax relief claim. If you have any more questions please contact our team.
R&D tax credits is an incentive where UK limited companies can receive a reduction or rebate on their CT for funds spent on eligible R&D activities. This incentive was established by the government in 2000 and has continued to support businesses of all sizes and sectors to grow.
No, you do not need to create a new product to qualify for R&D tax credits. For instance, you can make significant advancement or appreciable improvement to existing machinery, in a manner that promotes efficiencies within your sector.
Yes, you can claim for unsuccessful projects if you can demonstrate that an advancement was sought, and you attempted to overcome the ‘uncertainties’ you faced during your research and development endeavours.
No, we do not bill you until you receive your benefit from HMRC. The relationship we build with our clients is based on the principles of trust and transparency. Therefore, the benefit is paid directly to you before you pay us for the services rendered.
For many firms, the prospect of R&D can seem daunting and extremely complex at first, therefore RDS aim to make the process as simple and straightforward from the onset.
Step 1: A 15-minute conversation with the Business Development Team, to discuss eligibility.
Step 2: Signing of the NDA/ client agreement, dictating the terms and conditions of our service.
Step 3: Arranging and undertaking a Project Technical Report call with your dedicated financial analyst. This will entail evidencing your developmental endeavours and apportioning financial calculations to support your application with HMRC.
Step 4: Reviewing compiled information to ensure you are completely satisfied with the information collated prior to its submission to HMRC.
Step 5: We actively monitor the status of the application to ensure that any benefit is realised within the anticipated timeframe.
HMRC aim to process payable credit claims within 28 days of receiving them. However, processing time can be affected by aspects such as, time of the year. There is a general increase in demand for months like March and December.