HMRC aim to turnaround SME R&D tax credit claims within 28 days. However, the length of time it takes for HMRC to review a claim will depend on the complexity of the claim, your accounts and the time of year. The delays currently being experienced by businesses claiming R&D tax credits have been reduced and HMRC expect to turnaround claims within 28 days by the end of September.

HMRC are processing claims submitted on or before:

   17 July 2019

Payments – approved claims submitted on or before:

   29 May 2019

[Updated: 16 September 2019]