Print and Packaging projects that may qualify for R&D tax relief include:

  • Trialing quality of print / chemical reactions which may occur on new materials
  • Improve the colouration or adhesion of ink on materials
  • Trialing or testing of a new printing method or technique
  • Developing processes to use novel inks or new inks
  • Developing solutions to reduce hazardous substances
  • Reducing ink or material waste, or finding new ways of recycling
  • Product colour, weight, strength, or integrity problem solving
  • Overcoming design issues involving temperature, cooling, pressure, or velocity

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What activities can be included in a R&D project?

  • Defining technical objectives
  • Identifying uncertainties
  • Feasibility studies, reviewing new and competing technologies
  • Analysing, designing and developing the technology
  • Producing technical specification or other documents to explain and support the R&D project and advancement
  • Testing the product, process, service or software
  • Planning and managing projects
  • Administration, finance and personnel services specifically required to support R&D activities
  • Training to support R&D

What expenditure can be claimed for in a R&D project?

  • Staff Costs – Employee costs (salary, national insurance and employer pension) are apportioned for their time spent on the R&D project plus any reimbursed associated business expenses
  • Software – Purchased for R&D purposes and costs apportioned for any subsequent use
  • Subcontracted R&D – You can claim 65% of what you paid your R&D subcontractor
  • Utilities & Consumables – Water, fuel, power and material used in the project
  • Prototypes – Produced for R&D purposes

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