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Research Tax Credit (Crédit Impôt Recherche)
Businesses that spent money on research may be granted a research tax credit, which can reduce the corporation tax they owe, or which can be directly reimbursed.
- Research and Development activities
Scientific or technical research eligible for the Research Tax Credit includes fundamental and applied research, as well as experimental development. The activities considered as the base for calculation of the research tax credit must match the international definition of R&D activities established by the OECD in the Frascati Manual. To qualify for the Research Tax Credit, your company must describe its scientific operations that follow the Ministry of Research guidelines.
- R&D expenditures
These expenditures cover the R&D personnel expenditures, the depreciation of fixed assets, overhead expenditures, research expenditures sub-contracted to public research bodies and private research organization in case there are approved by the Ministry of Research, Patent costs…
Calculation of the Research Tax Credit
The tax credit rate for R&D expenditure is 30% of this latter up to €100 million per year, and 5% over this limit.
Submission the Research Tax Credit
The 2069 A SD form must be submitted to the French Administration to claim the benefice of the Research Tax Credit.
How can we help ?
At Optimal Gestion’s, we have more than 12 years of experience working in the R&D funding environment. We take over the writing of the scientific documentation, the calculation of the Research Tax Credit and the submission to the Administration.
Free yourself from the complexity of dealing with a new legal environment and with the French Administration which speaks little English.
For SME only, the government extends the benefit of the Research Tax Credit to innovation expenditure, which is 20% of the eligible expenditures up to a maximum of €400 000 per year.
The concerning innovation expenditures cover the designing prototypes for new products not yet on the market which have superior features compared to their competitors.
The expenditures are the following: the innovation personal costs, the depreciation of fixed assets, overhead expenditures…
To qualify for the Research Tax Credit, your company must describe its innovation operations that follow the Ministry of Work guidelines.
Submitting the Innovation Tax Credit
The 2069 A SD form must be submitted to the French Administration to claim the benefice of the Innovation Tax Credit.
As the Research Tax Credit, we take over the writing of the documentation, the calculation of the Innovation Tax Credit and the submission to the Administration.
Bpifrance is a semi-public and semi-private bank that offers refundable, non-refundable grants to companies to finance their R&D operations. Contact us directly for more information.