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Claiming R&D Tax Credits for Energy Efficient Building Research

R&D Tax Relief Credit for Energy Efficient Building Systems

The development of energy-efficient building systems, such as HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems, lighting systems, and building envelopes, is a key focus in the construction industry. These systems aim to minimise energy consumption, lower operational costs, and enhance indoor comfort.

Research and Development (R&D) in these areas is essential for progress, but it can be expensive. Fortunately, businesses can claim R&D tax credits to help offset these costs. These credits are designed to incentivize companies to invest in R&D, fostering growth and innovation in the sector.

HVAC & Lighting Research & Development Tax Credits

To qualify for R&D tax credits, the project must aim to achieve an advancement in science or technology. In the context of energy-efficient building systems, this could involve developing new or improved systems that offer better efficiency, lower costs, or enhanced performance.

For instance, a company researching a new type of HVAC system might qualify. The research could involve testing different technologies or designs to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. If the company can demonstrate that this work goes beyond the current state-of-the-art in the industry, they could be eligible for R&D tax credits.

Similarly, a company developing an innovative lighting system could qualify if they’re researching unique designs or technologies that significantly reduce energy consumption compared to existing systems.

R&D Tax Relief Credit for Energy Efficient Building Systems

Claiming R&D tax credits can be a complex process, requiring detailed documentation of the R&D activities. It’s advisable to seek professional advice to ensure all eligible activities are included and the claim is robust.

In conclusion, R&D tax credits provide a valuable opportunity for businesses developing energy-efficient building systems. They not only help offset the cost of innovation but also contribute to the broader goal of energy efficiency in the construction industry.

Construction R&D Tax Relief Credits, Claims & Refunds

Our construction tax relief experts work with you to identify the scope of R&D work for the relevant projects and potential eligibility. We then help to prepare the tax relief claim, making sure all relevant information is included. Expect a fast, efficient and transparent claim process.

Our average tax credit rebate is £72,000. If you’re not sure you have a R&D tax credit claim, there’s a quick way to find out. Contact us for a free tax relief consultation on 01743 298980. No Claim, No Fee!

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