What if I’ve already filed?
It doesn’t matter if you’ve already filed your tax return for the period in question.
So long as you’re within two years of the end of the period, you can simply amend your return.
In fact, we actually recommend companies apply for R&D Tax Credits via amending their CT600 in their original tax return.
This nifty shortcut speeds up HMRC’s processing times by rerouting your filing straight to an HMRC R&D specialist.
They will be much more likely to understand your application.
How much can I claim?
If you’re an SME – which is determined by the company size test – you can claim up to 33% of your R&D costs via the SME scheme.
You can do this even if your R&D failed.
If you’re a large company, you qualify for the RDEC scheme, which lets you claim up to 10% of your R&D costs.
When will I get my tax credits?
HMRC aims to process R&D Tax Credits claims within 28 days.
In our experience though, it can take up to 90 days for HMRC to process a claim and a further 10 to transfer the money.
If you want your money sooner – up to 6 months before your year end – make sure you check out our Advance Funding service.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about your claim, whether you qualify, or R&D Tax Credits generally, feel free to get in touch.
Our team of tax credits experts would be happy to help!