R&D tax credits

Reliable R&D tax credit services for your ‘business gain’

Are you developing new or improving products or processes

Your business may qualify for R&D tax claims. You deserve credit!


Innovation is the lifeblood of any business, and if you are innovating new products or processes, you can reduce your taxes and claim cash from HMRC.

Unfortunately, we’ve noticed that a sizable majority of business owners miss claiming the R&D tax credits they are entitled to.

Our R&D tax solutions are designed to ensure you grab the opportunity with both hands.

We conduct a thorough analysis of your company’s operations to identify all qualifying activities and associated costs to maximise the credits.

We even walk the extra mile and file the claims with HMRC.

Thanks to 3E’S, our clients have managed to save thousands in tax bills.

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Frequently asked questions

For tax credit purposes, R&D activities must aim to make an advance in science or technology. This can include creating new products, processes, or services or improving existing ones.

The work must involve overcoming scientific or technological uncertainties, and the solution must not be readily deducible by a competent professional in the field.

Typical qualifying activities include developing new software, engineering new products, creating prototypes, and conducting experimental trials.

The following costs can typically be included in an R&D tax credit claim:

  • Staff salaries, wages, pensions, and NICs for employees directly involved in R&D activities
  • Materials and utilities used in the R&D process, such as water, fuel, and power
  • Costs of temporary staff provided by an agency and involved in the R&D work
  • Payments to subcontractors carrying out R&D activities on your behalf
  • Payments to volunteers participating in clinical trials for R&D
  • Costs of software used directly in the R&D activities

The amount you can claim in R&D tax credits depends on the size of your company and the nature of the R&D activities:

  • SMEs can deduct 230% of the qualifying R&D expenditure from their taxable profit. If the company is making a loss, it can claim a tax credit worth up to 14.5% of the surrenderable loss.
  • Large companies can claim a Research and Development Expenditure Credit (RDEC) of 13% of qualifying R&D expenditures. This credit is taxable; the net benefit after tax is typically around 10.5%.

You should submit your R&D tax credit claim within two years after the end of the accounting period in which the R&D expenditure was incurred. Submitting your claim as early as possible is beneficial to expedite receiving the tax relief or credit.

The processing time for R&D tax credit claims can vary. Typically, HMRC aims to process claims for SMEs within 28 days of submission. The process may take a bit longer for large companies under the RDEC scheme. To avoid delays, it’s essential to ensure that all documentation and evidence supporting the claim are complete and accurate.

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