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Agribusiness: Research & Development

13 February 2017

Types of R&D activities BDO have found to qualify in the agri-business sector

Agri-business is a highly innovative sector with a rich scientific background in which BDO has wide experience. While it is impossible to provide an exhaustive list and each case would have to be reviewed in its own context to assess eligibility, there are areas where we have, in the past, found qualifying R&D activities in the sector.

  • Agroecology
    • Organic farming
    • Sustainable agriculture
    • Alternative food systems
  • Plant breeding
  • Soil science
  • Taste/flavour profiling
  • Calories reduction projects
  • Shelf life extension projects
  • Raw material substitution projects
  • Packages and/or process development
  • Waste management
  • Energy efficiency projects.

Our R&D tax credit team understand that your technical staff's time is valuable and best spent engaged in R&D activities. Therefore, our service is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible and to take as much of the pain of the claims process away from your team so they can spend their time making the next breakthrough. 

Our services include the following:

  • Project identification
  • Project qualification
  • Engineer-led approach
  • Report writing
  • Documentation review
  • Process review
  • Technical compilation
  • Revenue audit support
  • Costing compilation
  • Technical workshops
  • Claims review
  • Taxation experts
  • Multidiscipline dedicated team
  • Claim project management

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