Many businesses - including lawyers and legal practices - assume that their accountants have made claims for tax relief, when they have not. You can nowcheck out your entitlement and pursue a claim at no costto your business and you only pay 10% of any successful allowances identified.
Eligble R&D comes in many guises. In the services sector, there is a drive to redefine service delivery and to develop new service models where investment in technology to support new initiatives is critical. This kind of investment can qualify for R&D Tax Credits and your claim can take account of both the cost of the software and of time and servicesneeded to implement new solutions.
Developing & Implementing New Technology does not need to be "ground breaking" to be classifed as conducting qualified activities as defined by the Internal Revenue Code; and it is not just about the software itself, but also the activity involved in developing and implementing solutions.