Both the European Union and the French government encourage innovation.
The French administration decided to put in place a lucrative R&D scheme to generate new jobs. This scheme, giving research projects a 30% tax reduction, compared to just 9% in the UK and 14% in the Netherlands, could hugely benefit your company.
This R&D scheme is called ‘Crédit d’Impôt Recherche’ or Research Credit Tax.
R&D projects usually involve a number of service providers, consultants and specialists which may not all be located in France, especially because many European external consultants are involved in R&D cross-border programs. Because of territorial exclusivity, the French administration is reluctant to grant R&D tax credit for projects involving non-French suppliers instead of generating new jobs. Even if you are an expert, your contribution may jeopardize your R&D tax credit application for both the project sponsor and its team, just because you are not based in France.
We have a solution for this: governmental R&D quality appointment.
If you are a visible and reputable expert outside of France, or if your company carries out any significant in-house R&D activity, the French government is likely to classify you as an R&D expert. This classification will give you a competitive advantage in being selected for domestic R&D projects. Thus, generating a new source of business for you!
At Maupard, we can submit your application.
The administration is very formal and strict on the quality of supporting documents. The procedure would be much smoother with the prior consent of the administration.
We will set up the application file, pre-validate the requested supporting documents, present the project to the relevant tax office and, ideally, work as a team with you to establish a trusting relationship with the inspector in charge before obtaining their approval.
We charge € 4,000 Excl. VAT, in 2 installments:
- First instalment (€ 2,000 Excl. VAT) payable at the beginning of the process.
- Final payment (€ 2,000 Excl. VAT) payable upon delivery of formal approval, issued by the R&D department by an official letter containing the governmental letterhead.