Joanne Warren

Joanne Warren, Tax Director, Harlands Accountants

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Want To Step Up Your R&D Tax Claim? You Need To Read This First

Posted by Joanne Warren 25 May 2018 06:30 PM

An R&D tax claim can make a big difference for a business. There is the potential to get money back from the tax man and boost your business. But if you want to step up with an R&D tax claim, you need to know what it is all about. Don’t do anything with your R&D tax claim until you have read this –

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Answer these 3 questions to see if you can receive £35k back into your business

Posted by Joanne Warren 08 May 2018 11:00 AM

Getting money back from the tax man is almost unheard of. The HMRC are often at the centre of the news, whether it is related to the tax deadline or the collapse of Carillion. And they regularly get a bad rap. But there is one government scheme administered by the HMRC that is almost universally acclaimed. It is a system where qualifying companies can see a massive amount of money coming back into their business.

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The North East grows as a tech hotspot

Posted by Joanne Warren 10 April 2018 11:49 AM

The North East has become a tech hotspot, with more space being made across Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Newton Aycliffe and the rest of the North East. A new proposal to expand space in Newcastle has been announced recently as the area looks to move away from an industrial past and towards a high-tech future.

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The UK is open for business with Brexit looming

Posted by Joanne Warren 03 April 2018 11:11 AM

As Brexit negotiations continue, the signs are there from the government that the UK is open for business, and ready to strike trade deals when Brexit is finalised. In the Budget of November 2017, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the R&D tax allowance is to be increased for large firms. The works alongside a restated commitment to fund this vital tax break until the tax year 2020/21 at least.

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The R&D tax mystery

Posted by Joanne Warren 27 March 2018 11:55 AM

There’s a place somewhere. Deep in a dark forest, perpetually surrounded by mist. The branches of the evergreen trees keep this secret location under constant cover from the sun. A fire rages. Two people make eye contact over the flames. They are thinking the same thing. Both want to be the first to say it. The tension in the air is palpable. The fire crackles. A crow flies low overhead and all of the people present raise their heads upwards to see the creature swoop.

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George and Henry and the story of an R&D tax claim

Posted by Joanne Warren 22 March 2018 07:28 PM

George works hard in his business. He gets up early every day and organises his team. There are so many things to do and so little time to do them in. He plans ahead to ensure that he brings in the money needed to keep the business running and draw a small income for himself. The business has been running for a few years and he loves it. He wishes that things were a little easier, especially financially, but the feeling of satisfaction from building his own business is amazing.

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The future is changing more quickly now than ever before

Posted by Joanne Warren 13 March 2018 11:05 AM

We’ve always had a fascination with the future. From novels like 1984 by George Orwell to movies like The Matrix trilogy, there has been a fascination with what the world will look like in 20 years’ time, 50 years’ time, 100 years’ time. We read about it, watch it and think about how it will look and feel.

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How is the R&D tax credit calculated?

Posted by Joanne Warren 27 February 2018 03:54 PM

A successful R&D tax claim with the HMRC is a matter of presenting the case and awaiting their decision. But, if this sounds like a little hit and hope, it doesn’t have to be. Submitting a successful claim is all about ticking the boxes (as are most things with the tax man) and then receiving the right result. There have been over £14 billion in successful R&D tax claims. If these companies have made a successful claim, then why can’t you? Here is our guide to how R&D tax is calculated –

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Find out what parts of your business are eligible for an R&D tax claim

Posted by Joanne Warren 23 February 2018 01:04 PM

R&D tax is something that is much-talked-about but not-often-enough understood. You just won’t know enough about it until you have investigated a claim and seen what areas of your business are eligible. Tax is a expert area of business. There are even accountants that don’t want to deal with R&D tax, so that’s where a specialist like Harlands come in. Here is our guide on how to find out what parts of your business are eligible for an R&D tax claim.

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How do R&D tax credits work ?

Posted by Joanne Warren 20 February 2018 07:30 AM

How do R&D tax credits work ? Great question. We have all seen stories of businesses that have made the most of R&D tax credits to further what they do. But, without knowing the system inside out, it looks like something that might be out of reach for the small companies of the UK.

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