Business Tax Tip 5 – Can you claim R&D relief? You may be surprised

The fifth in our series of Top 10 Business Tax tips looks at a tax relief that is ignored by many businesses.

If your company invests in Research and Development (‘R&D’), have you planned how to make the most of the up to 225% effective tax relief? You don’t need to have scientists in white coats – you simply need to develop a product or a process in an innovative way, eg to make it faster or smaller. Many companies are doing this without realising that they are eligible for tax relief.

Tip: From 2012, the rate of tax relief was increased to 225% of qualifying expenditure for small companies – but it can be complicated. So, to make the most of one of the most generous tax breaks in the UK tax system, you will need professional help.

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Added by Jon Davies

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