Budget sting in the tail for research and development

The issue Apparently, HMRC identified £300m in frauds by ‘artificial corporate structures’ relating to research and development tax credit claims. Broadly,…

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SME R&D relief and private equity firms

The issue As mentioned in numerous previous tax bites, research and development (R&D) relief continues to be massively generous, particularly for…

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Using R&D relief to get capital allowances

Last week we spoke about how companies are potentially missing out on hundreds of thousands of pounds of tax relief by…

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New advance assurance facility for small company R&D claims

Last week HMRC announced a new Advance Assurance facility for small companies who are considering making an R&D claim but are…

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Are dividends always the best form of remuneration? Maybe not for boffins!

It is generally more tax efficient to extract funds from a company by dividends rather than taking a salary (dividends are…

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Sorry to harp on but don’t miss out on R & D!

We often sing the praises of Research and Development (R&D) tax credits but not many people seem to be listening! Stats…

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Think before electing into the patent box regime

Background The UK’s patent box regime came into operation in April 2013.

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2014 Autumn Statement – The Winners and Losers

Politics is often described as a game of cat and mouse.  Yesterday’s Autumn Statement in some ways demonstrated George Osborne’s mission…

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For “Super Mario” read “Super Tax Relief”!

A new corporation tax relief has been introduced from 1 April 2014 for UK companies producing video games.  The video games…

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