R&D tax relief payment delays set to continue

HMRC have said there will be further delays with R&D claims due to fraudulent activity.

01 September 2022

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We previously informed you that HMRC delayed and paused R&D tax credit claims in May and June.

These payment delays are to continue, HMRC have confirmed that they are still applying operational checks for fraudulent R&D tax credit claims. HMRC have requested further information from over 1000 claimants who have been identified as high risk of submitting fraudulent claims.

They are now informing the public that claims will take 40 days to process instead of the usual 28 days.

If you have any further questions, or would like an update on a claim payment, please get in touch with your ABGI representative. We will continue to share updates when we have further information.