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

PowerChord

PowerChord

Lemongrass Consulting

Lemongrass Consulting

Pomerol Partners

Pomerol Partners

Spin Me

Spin Me

 

Interested in claiming R&D tax credits?

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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