Can charities claim R&D tax credits?

Charities are not eligible for R&D Tax Relief.

HMRC did, however, allow non-profitable organisations to claim under the RDEC scheme from 2013 to 2015. However, the government ended this programme in 2015 to “ensure that the scheme remains effective and well-targeted to business R&D.”

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