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Meet Our R&D Taxperts – Natalie Filipovic

R&D Tax Credits are a government-backed initiative designed to encourage innovation. Successful claims can provide a valuable source of cashflow for eligible companies, allowing businesses to invest back into the company.

At EQ, we have a dedicated team of R&D Taxperts that submit claims on behalf of our clients. To date, they have helped claim over £22m of tax savings for our clients, many of which are delivered on a yearly basis.

As accountants, tax and business advisors, we spend time getting to know clients’ businesses, allowing us to fully explore the scope of a potential R&D claim. This has allowed us to ensure that every claim submitted has benefitted the client, resulting in significant tax savings to invest back into their business.

We spoke with Natalie Filipovic and asked her to provide advice to anyone considering making a claim or changing providers.

How long have you been completing R&D claims for?

“I joined EQ in June 2019 and have been involved in R&D claims since then.”

What kind of claims have you been involved in recently?

“I’ve acted for clients in a wide range of industries, including food and drink, structural engineering, electrical cabling and security systems. Most recently, I completed a R&D claim for a UK motorsport company, which resulted in a client saving of £14,317”

You can read the case study in full here.

What do you enjoy most about helping clients claim R&D tax credits?

“The best part for me is getting to know my clients and the type of work they do on a day to day basis. I get to hear about the challenges they’ve faced, how they have overcome them and ultimately the successes when their hard work has paid off – with the added bonus of seeing the client receive their tax savings/repayment at the end of the day.”

What advice would you give someone who may be unsure if they are eligible to make a claim?

“Many businesses assume that they don’t qualify for relief, or put it off because they are too busy. Our team are always happy to explain the procedure before advising on whether you are eligible to make a claim. A few hours of your time to discuss the work you have done in the year could potentially be worth thousands of pounds to your business. You must claim within 2 years of the end of the accounting period – if you’re unsure whether you qualify, get in touch and our experienced team can advise you accordingly. “

If you would like to discuss your circumstances with Natalie or any of our R&D Taxperts, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will never tie you into a contract and would be happy to have a no obligation discussion to see if we can help you make a claim.

You can email us on R&[email protected] or call any of our offices to arrange a chat with our of our team.

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