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HMRC latest R&D processing times

Below are the current processing times for R&D Tax Credit claims as issued by HMRC. These will be updated as and when new information is received.

R&D tax credit and RDEC claims received online are now being processed within 28 days of receipt into HMRC unless we have concerns about the claim and intend to ask for further information.

Before contacting HMRC for an update on the status of any R&D claim, please first check the company’s online account to determine whether the claim has been processed. Payments processed should be visible on the company’s online account within 24 hours, however they may be subject to a further security check.

Please note that any emails received before 30 September chasing the status of a R&D claim will not be responded to. We have now processed all R&D payments except those where we will be in contact to ask for further information.

If you need to speak to someone regarding an outstanding payment, please call the Corporation Tax Helpline on 0300 200 3410. If you have a query regarding the technical application of the R&D schemes you may email RD.IncentivesReliefs@hmrc.gov.uk or call 03000 123 3440 and leave a voicemail detailing your query. Whichever option you choose someone will call you back to discuss your query.

For further information please get in touch with your usual James Cowper Kreston contact or click here to view the James Cowper Kreston R&D factsheet.