Case Study:

Small Distillery

Business type: Small Distilleries

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R&D Project: Creating new gin liquors using natural flavours.

Number of years claimed for: 2 years

Total Value of Claim after fees: £2697.59

The R&D tax credit scheme is an HMRC incentive created to inspire and reward limited companies for their innovation and development of their industry. 

If you are a UK based distillery that has spent time and money for innovation and product development, you may be eligible to claim R&D tax credits. At OnPoint Accounting, we have experience dealing with HMRC, we speak their language in our reports and can use our expertise to explain the HMRC regulations to you to make the whole process easy and simple. 

Examples of qualifying activities:

-Increasing alcohol content in your drinks

-Developing new processes or improving existing ones when it comes to distillation, fermentation, bottling and packaging

-Developing a new filtration method

-Removing preservatives and additives or developing new preservative chemicals

-Experimenting with new raw materials

-Extending shelf life for your products

-Scaling up productivity or speeding up processes 

-Creating unique flavours and aromas for your beverages 

-Developing new water recycling and waste management processes 

What can be claimed?

-Direct staff costs



-Raw materials/ingredients

OnPoint Accounting step-by-step R&D process:

15min R&D discovery call – a call to discuss your business operations and check if you qualify for R&D tax credits.

-Accounts review meeting – our R&D expert will arrange a meeting with you to look into your accounts and determine what exactly can be claimed.

-Generating a claim report – we will create a detailed report for your claim ensuring HMRC understand your objectives and justification for your R&D claim.

-Submitting your claim to HMRC – once you are happy with your technical report, we will submit it to HMRC. 

-Receiving your funds – it will normally take up to 6 weeks for you to receive your claim amount provided the claim is successfully processed. 

For more inquiries

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