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R&D tax credits: further clarification on compliance checks


Published: 28 Jun 2022 Update History

HMRC confirms that additional checks are being applied to repayment cases in date order including when advance assurance has been given.

Following the announcement of longer processing times for research and development (R&D) tax credit repayment cases (allowing HMRC to perform additional compliance checks), ICAEW’s Tax Faculty has sought further clarification from HMRC. This includes how R&D claims are processed in cases where advance assurance has been given, and why repayments are not being received even if the repayment is shown as being due.

HMRC has confirmed that the longer processing times also apply to those that have been through advanced assurance.

HMRC has also clarified that the longer processing time still applies if the repayment is shown as being due. This is because the additional checks are carried out once the repayment has been created within the system.

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