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Energy Services is an ever growing sector within R&D due to it being at the forefront with the battle against climate change. Companies are now developing more environmentally friendly ways of operating than ever before. Let us help you claim some of your costs back so that you can re-invest it for future R&D!
We know that there are a lot of nuances regarding this incentive but that’s why specialists like ourselves are on the market. R&D is everywhere without you even necessarily realising this. We can conduct a casual meeting with yourself to understand your business, how you operate and what costs you’ve incurred that could qualify.
Use our free calculator today and you could have a significant benefit amount within 28 days!
Here are just a few of the many thriving Energy Services companies in the UK.
Here are just a few examples of what activity you can claim sector for in the Energy Services sector
The application of improving or developing alternative heating, cooling systems and developing bespoke plumbing or things such as air conditioning.
Developing a way to integrate modern kitchens into listed buildings and providing a much more efficient way of using utilities in listed buildings.
Creating a unique and bespoke platform which is set to shape the way that Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning function. For example, a petrol pump which automatically fills up the tank with the right amount.
Developing ways of being more environmentally friendly to combat climate change.
In short, yes. The best thing to do is to figure out how much R&D you are doing, you should then be able to assign a proportion of your light, heat, water and power that was used for your R&D and amend your claim accordingly.
One of the biggest portions of claims for the Research and Development tax incentive is circled around staff costs. Whether that might be people directly involved within the R&D or others who might be indirectly involved.
No, you do not need to create a new product to qualify for R&D Tax Credits. For example, if you made an advancement within a software that improves efficiency, this could be claimed for the R&D incentive. Anytime you have attempted an advancement in the Energy Services sector, whether this worked or not, could still have the potential to be a qualifying activity.
In 2020, there were only 105 claims processed by HMRC for the Energy Services sector. On average you could receive £95,238 for your successful claim, which is one of the highest paying sectors for the incentive.
There has never been a better time to put your claim in for the R&D Tax Relief Incentive.
Where do we start? You can claim for:
Yes! You are able to claim for unsuccessful projects as this falls under the ‘uncertainty’ you faced during the Research and Development you undertook.
Examples of uncertainty for R&D are;
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Find out what doesn’t qualify under the R&D incentive within Energy Services
Sounds like a silly thing, but if you can find your project or similar activity on a google search, then it's not R&D. You project must be one of its kind and answer challenges in your field.
If you have developed a branch of an existing system, the costs of maintenance will not be considered as qualifying expenditure.
You can implement a system that advances your company, but if you implement it without any modifications and it does not advance your industry, it won't qualify.
Where the IP rights in the development belong to someone else – e.g. computer company develops a new portal/bridging facility for a client, as per their contract. Potentially, the rights might belong to the client, not the computer company.
Depending on your company size, you may qualify under the RDEC scheme (Research and Development Expenditure Credit) or under SME incentive (Small Medium Enterprises).
Find out more about your eligibility today.
Don’t hesitate on starting your claim, you could be entitled to money you didn’t realise you could have. With Counting King’s simple process you don’t need to worry about your time invested in the claim.
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