FAQs - Common Misconceptions

What Does LUVO mean?
Luvo is Latin for ‘To help and to aid’ which embodies our ethos here at Luvo Financial
What are the financial benefits of an R&D Claim?
There are three main types of tax benefit that arise from a successful claim for R&D Tax Relief – these are 1) a payable cash credit, 2) a rebate of corporation tax and 3) an enhanced deduction that can be carried forward.
What if an R&D project is unsuccessful?
It does not matter if your project was unsuccessful, it’s the R&D activity that is important and not the outcome.
Claiming is risky and may lead to broader tax investigations
With specialist advice and guidance, it is highly unlikely that an enquiry would be raised on your tax relief claim. The scheme’s are Government imposed, introduced to encourage innovation and R&D activity within small UK businesses, therefore, if filed correctly – there should be no issues with claiming and certainly no impact on other areas of taxation.
We need to own the IPR in order to claim
Unlike a number of years ago, this is not the case anymore for making an R&D Tax Credit Claim. You do not need to own the IPR to claim.
We are too small to claim
There is no de minimis number of employee’s when claiming.
Programming is not R&D
Most development work undertaken using IT, is potentially eligible for claiming R&D Tax Credits
Our employee's must include PhD / highly qualified people
You do not have to employ highly qualified / PhD level people to be eligible to claim, a wide range of employee’s can be involved in R&D activities

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