A complete solution for your R&D tax relief claims

Novel is the easiest way for small and medium enterprises to manage their R&D projects and prepare their HMRC R&D tax relief claims. Use our smart forms to accurately apportion your work, seamlessly integrate with your payroll provider, record your company’s current research activities, search past project information at any time and follow along with our tutorials to create clear and compliant claims.

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Getting started

R&D tax relief is claimed via a company’s Corporation Tax (CT) return. As the two are intrinsically tied, when you first sign up, the system will prompt you to add an organisation. Integrated with Companies House, this process is quick and easy.

Follow the task list

Haven’t done an R&D claim before? Then head to the Task section. There is a lot of important information that needs to be included and we recognise that knowing which details are crucial can sometimes feel overwhelming, the Task section is your guide. To learn more about this area, read our blog here.

Build your narrative

The work you do is unique (otherwise it wouldn’t qualify for R&D tax relief, right?) so we aim to highlight that to HMRC. The technical narrative of your R&D claim gets generated when you begin adding Projects and Activities to your claim periods. Built-in eligibility checkers, tutorials and guiding questions will help gauge and guide you to ensure that you are putting in relevant information.

Add some numbers

Often the scary part of writing an R&D tax relief claim is the financial information that is required. The forms are specifically coded to automatically apportion your financial information to meet HMRC requirements and reduce the risk of any mistakes.

Alternatively, if you prefer your accountant does this part, just add them as the ‘Financial User’ and you’re set! To learn more about collaborating and user privileges, read our guide here.

Finalise your claim

We don’t do hidden fees or charge anything on the benefit. This means that you don’t need to pay anything to download your report, giving you maximum flexibility to add and reiterate the information as much as you like. Once you’re happy with the report, you can finalise it and download it. Now you have a professional R&D tax relief claim ready to be added to your Corporation Tax return/amendment to HMRC.

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