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At the forefront of R&D tax credits

At Breakthrough Associates, we provide companies with professional support for calculating and submitting research & development (R&D) claims.

We are passionate about ensuring our clients maximise the recovery of their investment in innovative science and technology.

Our team identifies all qualifying activities and their associated costs, presenting this in a detailed report in a format recognised by HMRC.

What are R&D tax credits?

The R&D tax credit scheme is a Government incentive designed to stimulate economic growth and encourage UK companies to invest in innovation through corporation tax relief or cash payments.

If your business is developing a new and innovative product, developing a new manufacturing process, or adapting an existing one, HMRC will contribute to the incurred costs of research activity.

If you are making a claim for the first time, you can claim for the previous two completed financial years. If your financial year end is approaching, be sure to contact us in good time to ensure the best outcome for your business.

Your R&D tax credit will be calculated according to whether your company is an SME or large organisation. There are two schemes available:

SME Scheme Eligibility

  • Fewer than 500 staff
  • Less than €100 million turnover or €86 million gross assets
  • Must be subject to UK Corporation Tax

RDEC Scheme Eligibility

  • 500 staff or more
  • More than €100 million turnover or €86 million gross assets
  • Must be subject to UK Corporation Tax

Our team will help identify which scheme your business qualifies for.

What qualifies as R&D?

Learn more about the three crucial requirements for qualifying R&D activity.
Find out more about the staff, consumables, and subcontractor costs that qualify.
Discover how much your claim could be worth.

Our Process

Introductory Call

During the introductory call, we will take time to understand your company, explain what the R&D scheme entails and how your business may qualify.

Technical Call

We will work with you to identify all qualifying activities and associated costs, which will form the basis of a thorough and extensive report.

Finance Call

Our Finance Team will determine which costs are eligible for inclusion in the qualifying expenditure.

Writing the report

A member of our team will compile examples of your business’s qualifying activities into a report, in a HMRC recognised and approved format.

QC Check

Once completed, your report will undergo an in-depth examination before a draft copy is sent to you for review.

Sending Your Claim

The finalised report will be sent to you for submission to HMRC, together with your CT600 and CT600L Company Tax Return.