Research and Development Tax Reliefs
UK R&D tax reliefs are among the most effective and generous tax allowances in the world. Yet many companies, entitled to the incentive, do not claim reliefs that are due, either through a lack of awareness or because the reliefs seem complex or inappropriate to their business. But the significant increases in the value of the incentive make the R&D tax relief even more important. At the same time, the growth in HMRC powers and penalty-based tax regime highlight the importance of accurately documented claims.
The third edition of this book is up to date to Finance Act 2018. In the Chancellor's November Budget Statement, there was a strong commitment to more spending on encouraging R&D activity, and also an announcement that there would be an increase in the main R&D tax credit to 12%.