International aspects of R&D relief

There are over 60 countries worldwide operating a version of R&D Tax Relief within their tax rules. Some operate within the corporate tax rules, others operate within the employment tax rules. 

Consequently, whilst the taxation and financial rules tend to be driven by the country, there are relatively common rules covering the technological and scientific rules. This is because R&D definitions have largely been driven by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It also means that our engineers and scientists can help any company – no matter where they are based – assess their qualifying projects for R&D purposes.

We work with many companies and within many jurisdictions worldwide assisting with assessments of R&D activity with a view to claiming R&D Tax Reliefs.