How to get Government Rebates on Your Development Costs - R&D Tax Credits

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  • Purchase small co no track record no quick exityou will not have controlMinority shareholder - consider timing of share issues here.Appointment and removal of directors – 30%You may not have board representation (only one vote if you are)SEISCan’t be an employeeCan be a paid director (before or after investment)EISCan’t be an employeeCan be a paid director after investmentCan’t be a paid director before or after investmentRelianceRepresentations and warrantiesEmployees (25 SEIS, 250 EIS)
  • Purchase small co no track record no quick exityou will not have controlMinority shareholder - consider timing of share issues here.Appointment and removal of directors – 30%You may not have board representation (only one vote if you are)SEISCan’t be an employeeCan be a paid director (before or after investment)EISCan’t be an employeeCan be a paid director after investmentCan’t be a paid director before or after investmentRelianceRepresentations and warrantiesEmployees (25 SEIS, 250 EIS)
  • How to get Government Rebates on Your Development Costs - R&D Tax Credits

    1. 1.  HMRC defines R&D activities as those which: “Directly contribute to achieving an advance in science or technology through the resolution of scientific or technological uncertainties”  An advance in technology does not necessarily mean ground breaking, innovative or novel work. The changes to a product may qualify if a company is making something:  cheaper  faster  smaller  larger  longer  more efficient
    2. 2.  HMRC look at four key areas when ascertaining whether a company has undertaken R&D: 1. Whether there has been a scientific or technological advance 2. What the uncertainties are 3. How the uncertainties were overcome 4. Whether the knowledge being sought was readily deductible for a competent professional
    3. 3.  Transferring a desktop software package to a cloud based system  Developing an online fully integrated apartment letting and management system  Creation of remote wireless EPOS system  In-house development of stock management/EPOS system  Development of new formula for slug pellets due to a change in legislation  Development of bespoke manufacturing machinery for the manufacture of chemicals  Development of bespoke laser modeling products
    4. 4.  SME scheme:  Companies with turnover up to €100 million  Balance sheet up to €86 million  Less than 250 employees  225% of qualifying costs  If loss making a credit of 11% is available  Subcontractors under large scheme  Large company scheme:  130% of qualifying costs
    5. 5.  Staff costs (including employers National Insurance Contributions)  External workers and subcontractors (65% restriction)  Consumable or transformable materials  Payments made to external workers  Computer software licences and fees directly attributable to the R&D work  Heat, light, power, water and fuel used directly in carrying out R&D  Where capital assets are acquired that are used solely for R&D purposes, the costs of these assets will qualify for capital allowances at a rate of 100%
    6. 6.  Registering as a limited company  Payment of salary to Directors of business (following changes on 1 April 2012)  2013/14 –  NIC’s £7,748  Income Tax £9,440  Corporation tax deductible  Post to Directors’ loan account if no cash available
    7. 7.  EXAMPLE:  New start up company with two shareholders/directors both undertaking R&D in company. Salary paid to both of £7,700 per annum, company not yet making sales and so loss making: Total salaries = £15,400 Uplift for R&D claim = £34,650 11% surrendered credit = £3,811.50  HMRC pay the company £3,811.50 for R&D work, no personal or NIC liability arises, individual has loan account upon which to draw down on in the future tax free!
    8. 8.  Made via corporation tax computation  Report should be produced to support claim in case of HMRC enquiry  Can claim for previous 2 accounting periods  Keeping of projects sheets will aid claim process
    9. 9. A B C Profit of company £300 £300 £300 R&D expenditure - £100 £300 Enhanced relief - £125 £375 Adjusted profit £300 £175 (£75) Corporation tax £60 £35 (£8) Tax saving - £25 £68
    10. 10.  Patent Box  Providing 10% tax rate to companies obtaining an income from patents  Effective from April 2013  ‘Above the line’ R&D Tax Credit Scheme
    11. 11. Magma is a leading independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers, providing a wide range of professional advisory services to owner managed businesses and private individuals via six integrated service areas: Audit and Assurance, Business Services, Corporate Finance, Corporate and Business Tax, Private Client Tax and Wealth Management. Extensive experience in advising companies and individuals on Share Option Schemes and Research and Development Tax Reliefs in various sectors including retail, engineering, technology, property, manufacturing and IT.
    12. 12. Ross Northall – Senior Tax Consultant T: 01788 539 000 M: 07809 549 194 E: ross.northall@magma.co.uk W: www.magma.co.uk
    13. 13. This document has been prepared as a general high level summary of some points of the R&D tax relief legislation. It has been written for information purposes, should not be considered to be exhaustive and should not be relied upon or be a substitute for professional advice which should be sought. No liability or responsibility is accepted for loss or damage incurred as a result of acting or refraining from acting upon anything contained in or omitted from this document. This document does not constitute taxation, legal, financial or investment advice.

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