We advise companies of all different sizes, across all sectors. See what a sample of our clients have to say about using ForrestBrown to claim R&D tax credits. Find out how we add value to their businesses, what the process is like, and of course, what the financial value of the R&D tax credit really means to their operations.
On rare occasions, HMRC will want to ask further questions about a research and development (R&D) tax credit claim. ForrestBrown clients have an enquiry rate of less than 2%, compared to an industry average of 7-9%. Receiving notification of an enquiry can be daunting, but when HMRC do raise one, we are there for our clients to support them towards the best outcome. Find out how our technical firepower and know-how helped a digital agency successfully defend an enquiry – saving them considerable time and stress along the way.
Sometimes a change in personnel at a company prompts it to explore the R&D tax credit scheme. Find out how a new finance director at Dartington Crystal recognised that some of their cutting-edge work may qualify for R&D tax credits and hired ForrestBrown to handle the claim. The rewarding process has since changed their whole attitude and approach towards their innovation.
ForrestBrown have more than 250 years of combined tax experience amongst our team – with talent coming from a variety of backgrounds. This case study explores how our team impressed senior management at Exception EMS – an innovative manufacturing company. In particular, how having a former tax inspector from the HMRC R&D Unit in our ranks gave them confidence that we would handle their claim correctly.
Let’s take a look at how we helped a large company navigate the RDEC scheme. This case study demonstrates how we create valued relationships with large firms through our technical fire power, proactive and personable senior staff and continuity of team. For a firm employing hundreds of people and with established dealings with big four accountants, ForrestBrown is the preferred choice for handling their R&D tax credit claims.
Good record-keeping can dramatically improve an R&D tax credit claim. Discover how ForrestBrown helped this large IT solutions and services company by carrying out a comprehensive record-keeping project to help them apply best practices. As well as acquainting senior management with HMRC guidelines we worked closely with heads of department. This helped to identify R&D projects and adapt existing processes to better record information. For Hardware, they expect to see the benefits for years to come.
HSJ Accountants are a Newport-based firm of chartered accountants servicing a wide range of clients from the medical sector through to manufacturing and retail. Always on the lookout for ways in which they can enhance their service, providing an expert R&D tax credit solution was identified as one way they could further help their clients.
The positive effects of an R&D tax credit claim can be far reaching. This case study documents a prestigious digital agency’s discovery that projects they undertake for their clients do qualify for R&D tax credits, and how ForrestBrown helped them claim retrospectively. It goes on to showcase how the money received through the tax incentive has helped them recruit and retain high quality developers by further investing in their own research and development.
Have you ever been told by an accountant that what you do does not count as R&D? Read about our work with this small experiential design studio (who once built the World’s largest ever disco ball!) to find out why it is always worth double-checking with a specialist. Our chartered tax team can advise you on whether you can use R&D tax credits to boost your business’s finances, and create a robust methodology so you can be confident in which of your activities and expenditure qualifies.
P&M Aviation is the acknowledged global leader in flexwing aviation. They design, develop and produce the most advanced flexwing aircraft you’ll find anywhere in the world. Everyone on the research and development team is a microlight pilot who can draw on many years of experience to refine and improve aircraft – not only on the drawing board, but also through their skill and knowledge in the air. This cutting edge work has helped them win international competitions as well as prestigious design awards.
New to R&D tax credits? Before Rufus Leonard’s first claim, R&D tax credits were a mystery to them and they weren’t sure what they were worth. This award-winning brand experience agency had been innovating themselves, and also for clients. They were surprised by the size of their credit – and here they explain the impact it has had on their business.
If you are tempted to opt for a big four firm to carry out your claim think again! This case study shows how we helped a manufacturing business more than double the claim that a big four firm had previously submitted. Find out how our package of experienced, senior staff, robust methodology and proactive approach makes it simple and rewarding to work with ForrestBrown.