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Research and Development (R&D) tax relief for Advanced Engineering

UK engineering has a rich heritage and one that is key to global development. The engineering sector includes a wide range of sub-sectors, including industries such as aerospace, biochemical, civil, military, marine, electrical, railway, software engineering and many more.

Due to its nature, engineering is a sector where R&D can be present at almost every stage of a project, coupled with unlimited potential for new innovative projects to solve complex problems. This positions the industry as an ideal candidate for R&D tax relief.


What value of relief is available?

R&D tax relief is available for projects which seek to make an appreciable improvement, which is especially relevant for the advanced engineering sector. For example, if a product becomes out-dated or obsolete, it may require an engineering upgrade.

R&D tax relief is available to companies working in the advanced engineering industry to provide an additional deduction of 130% of R&D qualifying costs (equalling a total deduction of 230%) on their taxable profits. It can also be paid as a 14.5% payable tax credit for loss making companies.


Engineering firms are potentially missing out

As engineering companies are continually investing in ways to overcome technological uncertainty as conventional solutions are not possible, R&D tax relief is increasingly providing an important competitive advantage in this sector.


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R&D Tax Relief
Posted by Cowgills
25th November, 2021
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