MSC Associates Limited was established in 2012 by Mick Merrick, Steve Crooks and Chris Pinches (MSC) exclusively to manage the filing of R&D Tax Relief claims to HMRC.

MSC has helped over 175 companies make more than 400 claims and recovered over £17m in tax relief for our clients. Figures are to 2017.

Clients come from all the sectors that you might expect (Engineering, Aerospace & Defence, Manufacturing and IT, Software and Technology), and some of the less expected – Farming, Architecture, Optometrists, Healthcare, Insurance and Retail.

If a company creates new products, improves operational efficiencies, for example reducing wastage or increasing yields whether they are implemented successfully or not, the business may be entitled to R&D Tax Relief. Adapting or modifying production equipment or developing complex and bespoke software may be eligible – the range of qualifying projects is vast.

HMRC estimate that although more than 130,000 SME companies qualify only 21,865 (HMRC latest figures 2015/16) made a claim. The R&D Tax Relief scheme remains a complex and little-known area of taxation.

Providing a managed service for filing R&D Tax Relief claims is MSC Associates core business and we specialise solely in this, keeping the process straightforward and jargon-free for our clients.

Speak to one of our team to find out if your business might qualify – the tax relief could help your business keep innovating.


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