Research & development and government incentives

If your business is planning expansion, relocation or investment, there are a wide range of incentives, grants, subsidies and tax breaks offered by both national and regional governments. These can range from tax breaks for investment above a certain threshold to tax incentives for R&D spending.

A Comprehensive Approach

Applying for these incentives can be a time-consuming and complex process. Our experienced team can help you at every stage of the way by:

  • Advising on the range of incentives available
  • Using knowledge of your business  and high-level expertise of tax legislation
  • Helping select the most appropriate grants, incentives or tax breaks for your business
  • Conducting a feasibility review of your potential claim
  • Making sure that applications and business plans are tailored to maximize the potential benefit
  • Assisting in your negotiations with national and regional government
  • Preparing supporting documentation for the authorities
  • Handling information requests from government bodies
  • Supporting with the settlement of tax disputes in the area of tax incentives together with the Deloitte tax dispute resolution team
  • Advising on the set-up and management of your R&D activity (assessment of relevant government support, developing an optimal R&D strategy for the company)

How could you benefit?

If you …

You may benefit from…

are focusing on developing a new product or technology in the energy efficiency, nuclear engineering, space technology, medicine or IT industries and are ready to move to Moscow

the Skolkovo regime (reduced burden for almost all taxes)

are planning to invest in building/renovating a plant or other equipment/property

regional tax incentives (profit and property tax reductions)

are planning to build a manufacturing plant, establish an R&D centre/high-technology company or start a hospitality business (in certain specific locations)

Special Economic Zones (reduced burden for almost all taxes)

are conducting certain R&D activities

a 150% ‘super deduction’ of respective costs to reduce profits tax

are engaged in software development             or media activities

reduced social contribution rates

are operating in the medical or educational sectors

waiver of  profits tax

are a producer of agricultural goods

waiver of profits tax, reduced social contribution rates

Uniquely qualified specialists

Our dedicated service is unique in the marketplace, and the reputation of our team is unrivalled.

We have already helped a significant number of companies from various industries to receive tax savings by recognising their eligible activities and qualifying costs and preparing robust claims. 

We regularly help regional governments to formulate regional tax incentives for investors, and we work closely with the Special Economic Zones in Russia and the Skolkovo Innovation Centre. Our experts are advising the Russian government on establishing the best R&D regime options, and we have assisted the Federal Tax Service to produce a methodology for tax reviews of R&D claims.