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Jennifer Eastman

Senior Tax Manager

Jennifer joined ForrestBrown in 2016, working with innovative businesses to maximise their investment through R&D tax credits. She qualified as a chartered tax adviser and chartered accountant while working for KPMG in Bristol, Glasgow and London. She also worked for Grant Thornton's corporate tax team handling a range of services including R&D tax credit claims.

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What to consider when choosing a new R&D tax credit adviser
  • 29 August 2017

What to consider when choosing a new R&D tax credit adviser

When choosing a new R&D tax credit adviser, you need to assess a firm’s experience of R&D tax credits, their understanding of the wider tax landscape and their industry knowledge. It doesn’t matter if it is your first time using an R&D tax adviser or not, you should still carry out this assessment. You will also want to find out how much of your time will be required, the chances of things going wrong, the terms of engagement, and how relationships will work between them and your current advisers.
When are R&D tax credits not the right answer?
  • 19 August 2016

When are R&D tax credits not the right answer?

Research and development (R&D) tax credits are a hugely important consideration for innovative businesses. Many claim them and reap a significant financial benefit, either in the form of a cash injection or a reduction to their tax bill. Sometimes though, R&D tax credits shouldn’t or can’t be claimed. Let’s take a look at those scenarios when research and development tax credits may not be the best answer for your business.