R&D Tax Credits - Technology & Communications
With R&D tax credits, eligible technology and communications businesses can receive help towards covering the cost of corporation tax. R&D for technology and communications is a valuable tool for businesses that are working on innovative projects related to science and technology. Meanwhile, your business can focus on revolutionising the industry.Speak to us
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R&D Tax Claim for Technology & Communications
Thanks to research and development - and a lot of hardworking businesses - technology and communications has been transformed as an industry in recent years.
A lot of this has been helped by R&D tax relief, which is there to encourage and support businesses with their science and technology innovation projects. Whether it’s a new technology being developed from scratch or impressive research into the future of communications, innovative businesses are not holding back. Without this innovation, technology and communications might not be where it is today.
At RDS, our experts are able to guide you through the process of claiming R&D for technology and communications. We are professional, experienced and reliable, and we do everything on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. If you are eligible for R&D tax relief, RDS is there to handle everything, so you have the highest chance of a successful claim.
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Use our handy R&D tax relief calculator to find out how much you could be claiming back.R&D Calculator
What activities qualify?
Please find below a few examples of activities that qualify as R&D expenditure in technology and communications.
Development of communication networks to improve standards and efficiency.
Improving network safety, speed and proventing fraud through new methods.
Improving product quality, durability, or safety of networks and processes.
Designing and prototyping innovative hardware or electronic components for advanced telecommunications equipment.
Exploring and developing new methods for voice and data compression, encoding or encryption.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
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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.