This client is a market leader in offsite, hybrid engineered structures, and provides complete design and build solutions using BIM technology and offsite manufacture.
For SMEs it can be difficult to engage effectively with HMRC. There is the “Advanced Assurance” process for the smallest of companies, but the take-up of this has been poor. Larger companies have a CCM, Customer Compliance Manager, assigned to them by HMRC. Regardless of your company’s size, Ayming uses its strong working relationship with HMRC to help create robust and comprehensive R&D tax relief claims that are processed correctly and efficiently.
We pride ourselves on our excellent working relationships with the tax authorities who oversee the schemes on which we provide advice. Ayming plays an active role in the HMRC R&D Consultative Committee and employs ex-HMRC personnel who have been heavily involved in the R&D tax scheme since its inception. This relationship has helped us claim over £300m in tax relief for our clients.
What we did
Ayming’s project team, already familiar with the client’s business and technical processes, was able to quickly familiarise itself with the submitted claim, and provide appropriate initial responses to HMRC. Ayming conducted in-depth technical interviews with client staff and was able to answer HMRC’s questions effectively and efficiently. Ayming mediated the entire enquiry process, working closely with HMRC and the client in order to achieve a satisfactory outcome for both parties.
Supported by Ayming’s technical team, the company was successful in its defence of the HMRC enquiry. Following the enquiry, Ayming was retained to support future R&D tax relief claims. Conducting robust interviews as part of the claim preparation process, conducted by dual-qualified tax and technical staff, Ayming is able to submit robust R&D tax relief claims for its clients.
Typically, we engage HMRC early in the process to ensure they are fully aware of the proposed methodology and are able to make specific requests before the complete claim is submitted.
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