R&D tax claim – can you make one?

In Accountancy, News by Caroline

R&D tax claim – do you need help to see if you can make one?

Last autumn, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt announced many changes to the R&D Tax Credit scheme. Consequently, from April 2023, R&D claim values are set to fall. Also, due to the heavy criticism it faced last year, HMRC has overhauled the way it processes and scrutinises R&D tax claims, leading to a surge in enquiries.

On one hand, this has helped eliminate many bogus claims which, no doubt, all conscience taxpayers welcome. On the other, however, lots of valid claims have been caught in the same net.

Therefore, if you find yourself in this predicament and are uncertain about your next move, we at Barnett Ravenscroft are here to help. Our seasoned R&D consultant can:

  • Evaluate the nature of the enquiry and offer informed suggestions concerning how best to respond.
  • Alternatively, with your input, will manage the response process on your behalf.

Facing an enquiry is a challenging and frequently stressful situation; our goal is to support you throughout, providing clear guidance and practical advice.

Please contact us here if you would like to discuss an R&D tax claim.


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