Taxation Posts

Don’t forget to claim your R&D Tax back by Sept 23rd


You don’t really need to create a living electrical capacitor in order to claim R&D tax relief, but if you did you can take it that you’re eligible even if the outcome was a freak accident.

Here’s how it works. 

You quantify the costs relating to R&D in any given year. There is a lot of criteria relating to what constitutes R&D but it boils down to two key considerations and ensuring the work can be attributed to them.

What is the specific scientific or technological advancement which the company sought to achieve?

What is the specific scientific or technological uncertainty, which the company sought to resolve?

Deadline for Non Principal Private Residence Charge (NPPR) – 31st August 2014


The Grace Period for payment of NPPR fees ( 2009 – 2013 ) is just about over. Pay now and avoid penalties.

Non-Principal Private Residence Charge (NPPR)

An annual charge applied from 2009 to 2013 in respect of residential property that was not the owner’s only or main residence in those years. This Non-Principal Private Residence charge or NPPR was introduced by the Local Government (Charges) Act 2009 to go towards funding local authority services. In 2012 and 2013, it was payable along with other property taxes, as follows: