We find qualifying R&D expenditure in developing new operating systems or languages, creating new encryption or security techniques that don’t follow established methodologies, the development and testing of systems, devices or processes and the integration of legacy and new systems. Many companies are specialising in big data analytics where methods for analysing vast amounts of data haven’t existed before and need to be created in a new non-routine way.
The telecoms industry is constantly innovating with the design of mobile and interactive services and the evolution of new generation networks
This sector includes the following types of business.
Yes, information and communications companies can claim under either scheme depending on their size and other deciding factors. Of the R&D tax relief claims made in 2018-19 so far, 91% of them were under the SME scheme equating to 75% of the value claimed.
You can claim against certain costs on the project including
Yes, information and communication companies that have already claimed for R&D tax credits might find that they could claim even more by applying for corporate tax relief the Patent Box scheme. In 2018-19, so far, only 40 companies claimed under Patent Box, totalling £71 million in benefit.
Industry: Mobile CCTV technology
Industry: Monitoring solutions