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What type of software projects qualify for R&D tax relief?

Here are some useful examples of software development projects that may qualify for R&D tax relief:

  • creating bespoke software for new projects or creating new functionality for existing R&D projects;
  • adapting or creating extensions to database software, programming languages, or operating systems;
  • software development tools, such as tools to port data across platforms, tools for image processing or character recognition;
  • innovative methods of capturing, transmitting, manipulating, and protecting data;
  • software to run new computer hardware;
  • software to run on devices with pre-installed operating systems, such as handheld GPS, mobile phones, and tablets; or,
  • means of integrating hardware and software platforms.

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