Software projects that may qualify for R&D tax relief include:
  • software code changes to implement an enterprise software application;
  • tools to extend the functionality of software / operating system;
  • extensions to database software, programming languages, or operating systems;
  • creation of software programming interfaces, tools, SDK’s or API’s;
  • innovative methods of capturing, transmitting, manipulating, and protecting data;
  • means of integrating hardware and software platforms, or;
  • complex algorithms, methodologies, computation or analytics.

Software Case Studies

Ebix Europe

Ebix Europe

Lemongrass Consulting

Lemongrass Consulting

Pomerol Partners

Pomerol Partners

Spin Me

Spin Me

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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