LET FZulG IMPACT YOUR INNOVATION
This brand-new German tax allowance covers R&D project personnel costs of up to 500.000 euros per year.
FZulG, or Forschungszulage, is a new tax-based innovation allowance for companies and organizations undertaking research and development activities. In drafting this brand-new scheme, the German government studied similar programmes abroad, to be able to provide you with the best R&D tax allowance possible. With a tax reimbursement of up to 500.000 euros per year for SMEs, multinationals, and all other business-related taxpayers with R&D-projects, we think they did a good job!
THE BENEFITS OF FZulG
An R&D tax allowance like Forschungszulage is a highly effective way to stimulate innovation. Other countries, like France, the Netherlands and even outside Europe, have been benefiting from increased innovation activities for decades thanks to similar R&D tax credit schemes. And now a brand-new scheme is available in Germany, and you can benefit from it as well! Sure, in a financial sense by the contribution to your R&D costs but also, even more powerful, by being able to invest more in innovation, creating advantages for your organization and the German economy.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR FZulG?
SMEs, multinationals, start-ups, private research organizations and even self-employed professionals can apply for FZulG, as long as there is taxable income from business operations.
Of course it is possible to apply for more than one project per organization for the research allowance. For affiliated companies according to the German Stock Corporation Act, however, the maximum limit of up to 2 million project costs applies, of which 25% is subsidized.
Applications can be submitted as soon as the Federal Ministry of Research has named the certification body that will make the applications available online. The procedure for selecting this certification body is currently ongoing. Applications are expected to be submitable in the 3rd or 4th quarter retrospectively from 01/01/2020. ARTTIC therefore recommends that research projects be identified and started now.
The experts of ARTTIC Innovation are ready to give further advise about your eligbility. In addition the following should apply to you:
LOCATION OF COMPANY
Your company must be located in Germany.
type of project
Your project is made up of basic research, industrial research and/or experimental development work.
DOES YOUR BUSINESS QUALIFY?
ARTTIC’s tax and innovation experts can tell you right away whether you qualify for Forschungszulage. The combination of both tax and innovation expertise within PNO group (leading European grants & innovation consultancy with 30 years of R&D tax allowance experience) and Ttax (tax experts specialised in FZulG) is both unique and distinctive: for good advice one can’t go without the other.
So, if you want to know whether your project(s) qualify for Forschungszulage or not, how to set up your innovation activities so that they do, don’t hesitate to get in touch and ask us.
We are eager to put our experts to work for you. Our comprehensive service is summarised below in four clear steps:
STEP 1: PRE-CHECK AND MONITOR YOUR ACTIVITIES
We’ll pre-check your R&D activities and keep you informed on the FZuIG legislation and deadlines.
STEP 2: FZuIG CERTIFICATION APPLICATION
We will take the entire preparation, writing and timely completion of your high quality Forschungszulage certification application off your hands.
STEP 3: COMPLIANT FZulG ADMINISTRATION
We’ll inform and instruct your staff on the administrative requirements, and we will help you implement an efficient administrative process to correctly handle your awarded allowance.
STEP 4: PREPARE YOUR FZuIG TAX APPLICATION
The certified tax experts of our cooperation partners will prepare and write a high-quality Forschungszulagen fiscal allowance application and coordinate the correct and timely filing in of the application.
How we can timely prepare and file a successful Forschungszulagen application for you? We are happy to visit you and have a free, no-obligation introductory meeting.
YOUR ZFulG CERTIFICATION PARTNER IN NUMBERS
tax allowance / year
€ total project value
We successfully support over 2000 organizations with their R&D tax allowance and grant applications and help strengthen their innovations. From multinational corporations and innovative SME to universities and knowledge institutes.
ARTTIC Innovation GmbH, Contact info(at)fzulg.eu
The advice from ARTTIC on the research allowance explicitly does not include assistance in tax matters. This is reserved for tax consultants and other professional groups authorized in accordance with §3 StBerG.
We offer FZulG support in collaboration with Ttax Steuerberatung.
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“Research allowances – application schedule”: PDF with the steps from the project definition to the allowance certification. Schedule for 2020.
Video call “Introduction to research allowance” with personal PPT presentation approx. 30 min.
“ARTTIC/PNO Service Overview”: PDF with the bookable services for the research allowance – project identification, grants check, application, compliance check and many other tools and services for the convenient implementation of your research project.