7 R&D Tax Credit Tips

Don’t assume your company doesn’t qualify – even if your accountant has discounted it or perhaps not even mentioned it (in fact that might be all the more reason to check it out!) It doesn’t matter whether your company is profitable / tax paying in a financial period or loss-making – R&D tax relief can … Read more7 R&D Tax Credit Tips

Tax Matters: R&D tax credits; Patent Box plus SEIS / EIS course

Here’s a round up of some recent financial & tax news that might be of interest – you can find an audio download version of this post below: Calls for quarterly R&D tax relief for SMEs In an effort to boost SME cashflow, there are calls for the Government to make the UK R&D tax … Read moreTax Matters: R&D tax credits; Patent Box plus SEIS / EIS course

What will the 7 May election mean for UK tech companies?

As we run up to the 7 May 2015 election, thoughts turn to what the result might mean for UK startup and fast growth companies? Techcrunch has noted the partisan approach that UK tech companies seem to be taking in writing a letter in support of the Conservative Party and points out that this stance should … Read moreWhat will the 7 May election mean for UK tech companies?

5 essential tax tips for entrepreneurial tech companies – webinar

Description: In this 45 minute webinar, Steve Livingston, founder of innovation tax specialists – ip tax solutions, walks entrepreneurs / founders of UK technology and digital companies through 5 vital tax planning opportunities that are often overlooked – potentially losing out on £100,000’s of cash tax savings! These 5 essential tax tips are based on … Read more5 essential tax tips for entrepreneurial tech companies – webinar

Patent FAQ session with Appleyard Lees, Patent Attorneys

You may be contemplating seeking a patent for your invention but you’re not quite sure where to start? Here we share a real back-to-basics 101 session on patents with the friendly folk at Appleyard Lees – European Patent & Trademark Attorneys who answer frequently asked questions in relation to patents and patent strategies. Ean Davies and Simon … Read morePatent FAQ session with Appleyard Lees, Patent Attorneys

Share Equity: Once it’s gone, it’s gone

Sometimes there is little alternative but to issue shares to investors, employees and other stakeholders. If the company’s an early stage company then it has little else to ‘sweat’ to release some cash. You might be able to benefit from the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) or the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) but – although … Read moreShare Equity: Once it’s gone, it’s gone

Taxation of Innovation – How UK tax incentives support the innovation lifecycle

Taxation of innovation r&d tax patent box cipa talk by ip tax solutions from Steve Livingston Here are the slides that I used to present to the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) at a seminar in Liverpool last week. The key relevant theme was the Patent Box (given the audience) but my objective was … Read moreTaxation of Innovation – How UK tax incentives support the innovation lifecycle

Patent Box: shows UK is open for international business

The new Patent Box tax incentive is phased in this month allowing qualifying companies to claim a beneficial rate of corporation tax of just 10% (by 2017) on worldwide profits derived from qualifying patents. Responses from UK business so far has been disappointingly muted so its good to see that this new relief is attracting … Read morePatent Box: shows UK is open for international business

£1m benefit of being a tax aware entrepreneur

Mark knew that his new business would be at the cutting-edge of technology and potentially even a world-player – exactly the sort of business that the UK Government is keen to promote and support in the form of tax incentives. Fully aware of the opportunities that the UK tax code provided for releasing cash into … Read more£1m benefit of being a tax aware entrepreneur

Can my tech company claim 10% Patent Box relief on software?

The new beneficial Patent Box rules will be introduced with effect from 1 April 2013 and it is important therefore that companies consider how they might benefit from a 10% corporation tax rate. There is a common misconception amongst tech companies that software cannot be patented (although this misconception is understandable when you take an … Read moreCan my tech company claim 10% Patent Box relief on software?