Research and development and government incentives
Many countries offer generous grants, credits and incentives in areas such as the digital economy, energy efficiency, environment, globalisation, innovation, sustainability and training. More than 30 countries also offer specific research and development (R and D) tax incentives that apply to development activities related to manufacturing process improvements, production trials and software integration in addition to laboratory research. Businesses that understand what is available and the requirements for qualification can obtain significant operational and fiscal benefits.
- Research and Development claims preparation
- Government incentives application support
- Tax controversy related to R and D or government incentives
- Related topics
Research and development claims preparation
Identifying eligible R and D activities and preparing robust supporting documentation is often unfamiliar territory for businesses who may not have the resources needed to complete the paperwork required to file a claim. Deloitte can assist with the whole process from scoping through document preparation and submission. Deloitte combines deep tax technical expertise with highly experienced scientists and engineers so that the multiple aspects of an incentive claim are understood and considered. We utilise technology based solutions worldwide to create a smooth process with increased transparency and to facilitate compliance with regulatory changes.
To deliver R and D and government incentives services Deloitte uses its Incentives Insight methodology. This is powered by I Smart technology, streamlining and accelerating the gathering and processing of data and information needed to make informed business decisions regarding credits and incentives claims.
Government incentives application support
To take advantage of the grants, credits and incentives available to a business requires time and effort. Deloitte’s R and D and Government Incentives teams are highly experienced in the practicalities of preparing, negotiating and agreeing such applications from initial feasibility reviews to document submission. Deloitte's knowledge and experience in this specialised area provides businesses with the confidence of knowing that the incentives which can impact their cost of business have been considered and evaluated.
Tax controversy related to R and D or government incentives
R and D claims and Government Incentive applications often receive intense regulatory scrutiny. Deloitte provides assistance in resolution of any such audits as well as support related to claims and information requests or objections from relevant government bodies. Our teams include former officials with various regulatory agencies who have an in depth understanding of the regulatory processes.