confused about R&D

Previously we have had clients who have developed computer programs both web based and PC where the use fitted all the criteria.

We now have a client in the computer industry who has developed a program which is totally innovative and gets a tick in all the right boxes until, i look in Lexis Nexis, where it says that HMRC do not consider the development of a computer program (unless as part of a greater purpose) as a qualifying activity for R&D.

Is this right and we have been lucky in the past, or can i claim tax credit for a stand alone program?

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I think its ok

ireallyshouldknowthisbut |

To get an R&D relief, you need R&D...

Cirius di Lemma |

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blok |
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I don't agree

Cirius di Lemma |

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I agree 100% with Blok

PennyC |

On that basis...

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The other side

PennyC |

R&D tax credits

Brian Williamson |

Software R&D Tax Credit Claims

RandD |
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Software R&D Tax Credit Claims

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@Micah

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blok |
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software R&D

RandD |
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Let me restate my generalisation

Cirius di Lemma |

Thanks for all that

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Software R&D claims

RandD |
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Looking for R&D Tax Analyst

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