R&D Tax Credits for E-Commerce and Auction Services:  over £30,000 in government funding claimed by Luxury E-commerce company under HMRC scheme.

In this case study we explore a successful claim for Research and Development (R&D) tax credits, worth £30,000, in the internet services sector. This client’s service streamlines the procurement of fine wine.

Investment was made in research and development across 4 projects. These all related to a live wine ordering system for the super yacht community. Their service provides discretion for the UHNW customer by ensuring that their details are anonymous throughout the process.

Developments included a semi-autonomous rule engine to check suppliers’ stock levels for accurate availability on the website. Establishing bespoke shipping and logistic algorithms based on weight maintained acceptable profit margins on sales. Meanwhile, designing a configurable exchange rate module established competitive pricing. A custom reservation system ensured that wines remain available for purchase while the customer completes the transaction.

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At R&D Expert, we are increasingly identifying many companies working in the sector that could benefit from this important source of funding. Many more businesses can increase funding for further innovation by claiming as much as they are entitled to in R&D Tax Credits for Luxury Cosmetics product development.

Unfortunately, due to confusion over the government-backed funding, many companies are yet to claim the tax relief or cashback they deserve. We generally see businesses falling into two categories. First of all, businesses that are yet to claim at all as they do not realise they are eligible. Another scenario we regularly see are businesses not receiving the credit they deserve because they have not optimised their previous claims. However, we have many examples of previous success stories. So, it is always worth speaking to a Specialist. Because only the minority of cases are straightforward.


How do I know if my E-Commerce company could claim R&D Tax Credits? Consider:

  • Do you develop new or regularly change the way you make products?
  • Do you undertake activities that seek to improve products, materials, processes, services or devices through technological or scientific changes?
  • Have you faced technical product or process challenges that you have tried to resolve?
  • Do you develop software, IT solutions or products?
  • Have you sought to develop or improve your manufacturing or engineering processes?
  • Have you improved or sought to improve manufacturing, process or service efficiency or costs?
  • Do you undertake sampling, testing, trials or develop prototypes or tools?

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We are here to help. If you would like to know more about R&D Tax Credits for E-Commerce or you would like to arrange a free consultation with our team of R&D Experts, get in touch today. We will be happy to discuss whether any innovative projects your company has developed may be eligible for R&D Tax Credits. Apply now or get in touch with us today: info@rdexpert.co.uk T:0330503995.