R&D Tax credits in short

How does claiming R&D tax credits work?

  • You spend money on innovation

  • You have to submit a claim to HMRC

  • How you get your cash back

R&D Tax Credits Explained

F6S has helped thousands of startups like you

  • "It was very easy to work with F6S, they made the process as painless as it can be, and enabled us to claim more than we hoped for."

  • "It's a pleasure to work with the F6S team and I would highly recommend them to any tech startup."

  • "All our R&D tax credits have been successful with F6S. The team is very efficient as they achieved great results and without needing too much of my time."

  • "The F6S team have been great. They have helped us make the most of the R&D opportunities offered by the government in a quick, simple and super efficient manner. They found costs we didn't think we could claim and also worked with us throughout the financial year to structure our costs so we could claim more. That's why we've used them for the last three years on the trot."

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What are R&D tax credits worth to you?

SME/Startups

  • Up to 33% repayment for loss making companies
  • Up to 26% repayment for profit making companies
  • Up to 18% repayment for companies breaking even

You are a SME/Startup that makes a profit

For example, if you made a profit of £600,000 in your last financial year and spent £350,000 on eligible research and development activities, we can get you up to £26,000 back.

Your profit £300,000
Your Corporation Tax (20%) £300,000 x 20% = £60,000
Your eligible R&D spend £100,000
R&D enhancement £100,000 × 130% = £130,000
Amended taxable profit £300,000 - £130,000 = £170,000
Amended Corporation Tax (20%) £170,000 × 20% = £34,000
We can get you back up to £26,000

You are a SME/Startup that is making a loss

For example, if you're making a loss of £600,000 and spending £350,000 in eligible R&D activities, we can get you up to £33,350 back.

Your trading loss £300,000
Your eligible R&D spend £100,000
R&D enhancement £100,000 × 130% = £130,000
Enhanced trading loss £300,000 + £130,000 = £430,000
Repayable tax credit £230,000 × 14.5% = £33,350
We can get you back up to £33,350

You are a SME/Startup that has won a Grant

As an example, you receive a grant for £80,000 and spend £100,000 in eligible R&D activities, you can claim tax relief using the SME scheme for £20,000 and the RDEC for £80,000

Amount of grant received £80,000
Your eligible R&D spend £100,000
Amount eligible for SME £100,000 - £80,000 = £20,000
Amount eligible for RDEC £80,000
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Large Companies

You are a Large Company making a profit

If you're making a profit of £1,000,000 and spending £500,000 in eligible research and development activities, we can get you up to £74,000 back.

Your profit £1,000,000
Your Corporation Tax (20%) £1,000,000 x 20% = £200,000
Your eligible R&D spend £500,000
R&D Tax Credit (11%) £500,000 × 11% = £55,000
Your enhanced profit £1,000,000 + £55,000 = £1,055,000
Corporation Tax (20%) £1,055,000 × 20% = £211,000
Revised tax payable £211,000 - £55,000 = £156,000
We can get you back up to £44,000

You are a Large Company making a loss

If you're making a loss of £2,000,000 and spending £2,500,000 in eligible R&D activities, we can get you up to £44,000 back

Your profit £300,000
Your eligible R&D spend £500,000
R&D Tax Credit (11%) £500,000 × 11% = £55,000
Loss before tax £355,000 - £500,000 = -£145,000
Corporation Tax (20%) £355,000 × 20% = £71,000
R&D tax credit usable against tax £55,000 - £11,000 = £44,000
We can get you back up to £44,000

F6S can help you with your Tax Credit claim

  • No upfront fees
  • Rates as low as 3%
  • 100% success record

R&D Tax Credit Eligibility

F6S can get you cash
  • A system that uses computer vision to detect early stage skin cancer
  • An autonomous robot that can deliver small packages within 50km
Doesn't Qualify
  • An offline art exhibition featuring young local talents
  • A mobile app that allows users to read their RSS feeds

Costs that qualify for R&D Tax Credits

If your R&D project qualifies, you can submit an R&D tax relief claim based on the following qualifying R&D expenditure

Cost Description
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much cash can I get back?
  • Does my project qualify?
  • How do I get my money?
  • Can I claim if I'm making a loss and don't pay corporation tax?
  • I've received a grant, can I still claim R&D tax credits?
  • How long does the process take?
  • I use foreign subcontractors from outside the United Kingdom, can I claim on those costs too?
  • What costs can I include?
  • What costs don't qualify for R&D?
  • How far back can I claim?
  • How many times can I claim?
  • Can I claim if I've been contracted by another company to do R&D?

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