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Research & Development and Government Incentives

wind turbinesMany countries offer grants, credits and incentives in areas such as the digital economy, energy efficiency, environment, globalization, innovation, sustainability and training. More than 30 countries also offer specific research and development (R&D) tax incentives that apply to development activities related to manufacturing process improvements, production trials and software integration issues in addition to laboratory research. Taking advantage of incentives creates an immediate cash benefit, often reducing effective tax rates and increasing EPS.

Our services include:

Research & Development claims preparation 

Identifying eligible R&D activities and preparing robust supporting documentation is often unfamiliar territory or you may not have the resources to complete the paperwork required to file a claim. Deloitte can assist with the whole process from scoping through document preparation and submission. Deloitte combines deep tax technical expertise with highly experienced scientists and engineers to help ensure all aspects of an incentive claim are fully understood and considered. We utilize technology based solutions worldwide to ensure a smooth process with increased transparency and compliance with all regulatory changes.

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Government incentives application support 

Ensuring that you equitably receive your fair share of the numerous grants, credits and incentives available requires time and effort. The Deloitte team is highly experienced in the practicalities of preparing, negotiating and agreeing such applications including all aspects from initial feasibility reviews to document submission. Deloitte’s knowledge in this specialized area ensures that we understand and evaluate all the nuances and details of specific opportunities and allows you to be confident you have realized your potential benefits for the least amount of time, effort and expense.

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Tax controversy related to R&D or government incentives  

R&D claims and Government Incentive applications often receive intense regulatory scrutiny. Deloitte provides assistance in audit resolution as well as support related to claims and information requests or objections from relevant government bodies. This team includes former officials with various regulatory agencies who have an in depth understanding of the regulatory processes for approval. Deloitte delivers an inside out perspective and you can be confident you are receiving sound advice.

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Research & Development and Government Incentives 

Our specialists work closely with a Quality Assurance team who review deliverables and computations to evaluate whether the rules and other criteria are properly applied and that the full scope of qualifying costs is considered. We provide more transparency and ensure compliance with regulatory changes through the application of global technology solutions and deep tax technical expertise worldwide In the Netherlands, the activities of the R&D practice are limited to the Innovationbox on the one hand and international R&D Tax planning on the other hand. Grant consultancy is not included in the value proposition.

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Roland Smak Gregoor
+31 (0)88 288 15 21

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