Posted by James Pearson on 09 Jun 2022

HMRC Stop R&D Tax Credit Payments

HMRC have suspended the payment of certain research and development (R&D) tax credits while it investigates some “irregular claims” for the tax credit.

It has been reported that HMRC have written to the affected parties regarding the relevant claims. HMRC say that most R&D claims are ‘genuine and will not be affected’, but warned that delays in processing other R&D claims may arise.

In a message to firms, HMRC stated that the move may cause delays to its processing times for other R&D tax credit claims as they try to ensure they prevent abuse of the relief.

HMRC has also requested that agents and companies review their online account for updates on the status of claims and that claimants do not contact the R&D helpline/mailbox to chase payments.

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See also…

2021 Autumn Budget Summary

Late Tax Return Penalty Pushed Back

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