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Increased tax deduction for investments - tax credit for research

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The measure

  • The investment deduction (ID) is intended to reduce the taxation of investments in Capex and certain targeted Opex to be activated in connection with innovating and/or energy-saving projects.
  • Federal measure
  • Influences the tax assessment basis. The enterprise may choose a tax reduction or a tax credit (tax credit Research) in case of insufficient taxable basis, or opt to have the benefits of the measure deferred 5 years.
  • Deduction of 13.5% to 20.5% of the tax assessment basis in specific cases of investment in R&D and other areas.

Conditions of application

  • The term incentive measure is taken to apply to investments in Capex for R&D projects or energy-saving projects: typically concerning the machines, buildings and other tangible fixed assets for R&D.
  • The investments may not be harmful for the environment, in the worst case their footprint must be neutral.
  • For investments associated with an application for a patent it is possible to activate the following operational costs: personnel costs; costs for R&D infrastructure, registration costs, repayments, administrative and financial costs.

Your challenges

  • Recouping the deductible ID quotient
    Ayming’s consultant engineers can identify the share of your investments associated with your R&D activities.
  • Guaranteeing greater clarity and coherence in your fiscal strategy regarding investments
    You will need our expertise to find your way in this matter.

The added value of Ayming Belgium

  • Since Ayming’s experts are as well versed in science as in tax law, they can identify the investments and costs to be taken into consideration for the measure.
  • The intervention of Ayming’s experts in your balance is secured by reliable calculations that correspond with the tax rules.
  • Ayming sends you regular clear reports on the progress of your declarations, examines any complaints you might have and ensures the implementation of the measure in your balance.

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