The R&D tax credit and RDEC systems are complicated, aren’t they? It’s one of the main reasons businesses lose out on this tax relief. Or, they just don’t know that R&D tax credits exist. We are committed to providing accessible information about R&D tax credits so that every eligible company gets this investment in future innovation they are entitled to. 90% of eligible companies are not applying. Our free FAQs and Blog are our investment in R&D tax relief education and a way of spreading the word.

Let’s keep it simple

DSM’s FAQs tackle the most common questions we are asked by our clients. We can’t actually simplify the process, but we do explain the different issues in plain English.

There are no one sentence answers to questions about R&D tax relief. In fact, the answer usually leads to further questions. To keep it simple, we lead with one major question and provide all the follow up information in the subsections.

For example, our lead question ‘Do my company’s projects qualify for R&D tax credits?’ is followed by:

  • How can I be sure that my project fits the R&D tax credit criteria?
  • How do I measure the specific beginning and end of my R&D activities?
  • What if my innovation is a copy of something that’s already out there?

This saves you time scrolling through a long list of individual questions. We assemble connected information together in one place. All the sub sections have sub headings, so you can find the exact answer you are looking for as quickly as possible.

We do not use ‘industry jargon’ in our explanations. If you need to know particular technical terms for more in depth understanding of the R&D tax relief schemes, we explain it.

We all love a good story

DSMR&’s blog is there to give you interesting and useful information. We include updates about changes to R&D tax credit policy and the most recent government statistics about the scheme’s success. Sometimes we write about DSM’s service or new developments, like this one.

We also write about some of the amazing innovations being developed by different industries. After all, this kind of exciting progress is what we’re all doing it for. These are usually stories that have made us go “Wow!”

The range of topics we cover is diverse, to say the least. For example, Vertical farms in old mines,Video Assisted Referees, how the Serious Fraud Office use Artificial Intelligence  and glitter bombs being used on opportunistic parcel thieves.

Each of these stories are inherently interesting and, if nothing else, provide you with a good read. But there is a more serious point to our content choice. Through the variety of these articles, we hope to illustrate just how broad a scope R&D tax relief schemes have. It is not just for those doing experiments or writing code. The regulations are deliberately broad so that businesses across all industries are able to apply for R&D tax relief if they meet the criteria.

Genuinely free R&D Tax Credits information

It doesn’t cost you any money or data to read the information we provide. You just click on FAQs or Blog and read as much as you want. There is no sign in, subscription or collection of your data in any way.

We include links to other sections of our site that we think you will find useful, like our R&D tax credit calculator or our Guides. The guides take a more in depth look at the details of each scheme. The calculator gives you a personalised estimate of how much your R&D Tax Credit claim may be worth. Again, all of these are also genuinely free to use.

We love our job

R&D Tax Credits are a great area of tax to work in because there is no down side. The worst case scenario is that your project is not eligible, this time. Many obstacle you may expect are simply not part of the rules. Your company can be making a loss and your project can ultimately fail, but you can still apply for R&D tax relief. And we know that our job plays a part in securing investment in future British innovation. We really do love our job.


Jamie Smith