Technology & Software Research & Development Experts

In the 2022 Autumn Statement, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said he wanted to turn the UK Into the next Silicon Valley! If ever there was an incentive to the tech industry, this, was it. Changes to the R&D Tax Relief schemes coming in for accounting periods starting after 1 April 2023 will see cloud computing costs and data costs being eligible for the first time. So, despite the reduction in the enhanced deduction to 86% of eligible costs from 1 April, the pot of eligible costs for most tech companies will be increasing.

If you are developing any form of Tech, it’s worth a discussion about your potential to claim, not everything will be eligible, but a large proportion of Tech will be.

Technology & Software R&D Tax Relief FAQs

What sort of projects qualify?
What sort of businesses have you worked with?
Does our project have to succeed?
We have to undertake R&D for some of customer projects, can we still claim?
We offshore/nearshore our R&D, can we still claim?

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We’ve found that an initial 15-minute phone call is normally sufficient for us to determine whether there is some potential in a project. Choose a date and time to schedule in your free, no obligation call with our experts.

Should I claim

Does my Business Qualify?

The simplest definition of R&D is when a company looks for an advance in science or technology. This is deliberately broad and it means it can be interpreted to include the development of physical technologies as well as software.

In order to get R&D tax relief for a technology project, you will need to show in your claim that your company looked for an advance, had to overcome an uncertainty, took steps to overcome this uncertainty, and that this work couldn’t have been achieved easily by someone in your industry.

It only takes 15 minutes to find out if you are eligible for R&D Tax Credits – why not book in a call today?

What Our Clients Say

Gavin Jones
Gavin Jones
Simon was extremely helpful with our R&D tax claim, would highly recommend you speak to him if you have any concerns.
Caroline Lloyd
Caroline Lloyd
Simon and the team at Cooden Tax Consulting are a pleasure to deal with, friendly knowledgable and efficient. (On behalf of iPrescribe Exercise Digital Ltd)
Jack Maddalena
Jack Maddalena
I have had a great experience working with Simon and his team at Cooden Tax Consulting. We have used them multiple times, highly recommended, friendly experts.
Simon and the team have completed 2 R&D claims on our behalf and we can highly recommend them. Simon was able to offer sound advice and guide us through what can be a tricky process. MarK Thompson - PlasTech
Annabelle Cox
Annabelle Cox
We consistently have many offers to provide R&D tax credit relief services but our loyalty to Simon and his highly competent team is unswerving . They are friendly , careful, diligent and efficient . Moreover , Simon is incredibly thoughtful, offering thoughts and suggestions over and above his core competency such is their desire to foster strong relationships and genuine consideration. We will continue to use Cooden as we evolve and develop. A gem of a find and one we have not regretted.
Derek Blaney
Derek Blaney
I have worked with Simon for several years. He is very professional knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Happy to recommend him to potential clients.
Shaoai Wang
Shaoai Wang
It was great working with Simon and his team on my company's R&D tax credit this year - it was a painless process, the team ensured we maximised our claim, and they produced a thorough and well-explained report for us. As a result, we received the refund from HMRC sooner than I expected! Thank you for your help!
Justin Aldridge
Justin Aldridge
We have worked with Simon and the team for our R&D tax credits claims for the past 4 years and they have been a pleasure to deal with. They are great to deal with and very helpful in making sure that our claim fully explains everything that we have been doing in detail. We will be continuing to work with the Cooden team on future R&D tax credits claims for the company.

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