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Tax refund for R&D expenditures

If your company actively participates within the field of research or experimental development you may get back 14 % of your R&D expenses in form of the R&D tax refund from your tax authorities. Within the process, the costs of in-house R&D activities as well as contract research are recognized.

The advantages of the new R&D tax refund are convincing:

  • The R&D tax refund is tax-free!
  • You can also apply for the R&D tax refund in case of a loss!

Certain requirements have to be met regarding which purchases and expenditures for R&D are possible within the framework of the R&D tax refund application! The following expenditures regarding R&D serve as an assessment basis:

  • Personnel costs
  • Immediate expenses for e.g. Prototypes, external services, etc.
  • Direct investments such as measuring devices
  • Financing expense
  • Overheads


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