Are you a private research organisation based in the European Union or the European Economic Area?
You can request Research Tax Credit to develop your client base in France
The French Research Tax Credit scheme was established in 1983 to favour R&D investment. Since 2008, companies eligible for the Research Tax Credit scheme have benefited from a credit of 30% for research expenditure up to €100 million and 5% above this threshold.
If you are a private research organisation, a design agency or an expert in the private sector, as a sub-contractor you can allow a company benefitting from the Research Tax Credit scheme to include the R&D expenditure generated from your line of work in its own.
To proceed, you should request approval from the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (Ministère chargé de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche). This application should be submitted along with the so-called Cerfa n° 10198*08 form, the CVs and diplomas of the researchers involved in the project (maximum 5), an incorporation certificate of the French company (kbis), as well as a research and development project from the company in question that is either concluded or in the process of finalization.
The application should be submitted online or by post mail before the 30th of June of the year the applicant would like to deduct the subcontracted expenditure.
Here at Maupard we can accompany you through administrative procedures such as the procurement of this Research Tax Credit authorisation that will put the French research-company market in your hands.
If you are unsure about how to proceed about the French Research Tax Credit, please contact us via telephone +33 (0) 1 53 93 94 20 or [email protected].