R&D Audit

Use the services from experts of the Swedish R&D tax relief and maximize your chance to get a claim approved during an Audit

In 2022,  300 audits were conducted by Skatteverket, but only 35% of them were approved without any changes regarding the R&D financial claim numbers.

Most companies are under the impression that the application for this relief is largely tax-focused, but the reality of it is that the discussion is more of a technical topic. When Skatteverket audit your claim, they mainly challenge the R&D aspects of your project because the calculation for your deduction is straight forward.

As mentioned by many Swedish professional federations, the tax administration has a strict interpretation of what can be considered as R&D. To understand whether or not your project is R&D, you need to know the criteria defined by the law, the Frascati manual, as well as court cases that help provide guidelines to define what constitutes as qualified R&D within the framework of the Law.

Moreover, when a tax audit is triggered, there is usually little time to adequately compile a response to the enquiry from Skatteverket.

There can be a high financial risk for your company which can lead to the full refund of the applied relief, with additional penalty fees in some cases (up to 40%).

So how can you avoid this?

Simply by making sure to have experts’ like us on your side. 

Leyton is the European leader regarding R&D incentives. Since 2021, our R&D technical experts in Sweden have assessed over 1000 innovative projects, to understand the potential of their eligibility according to the Swedish R&D tax relief scheme.  They have produced hundreds of technical justifications to substantiate clients’ claims, and have hands-on experience with R&D tax audits. 

Use our services from Leyton Sverige AB, to make sure your claim complies with the Swedish R&D tax incentive law, and mitigate your financial risks.

Our processes are optimized and efficient to make sure they are cost effective for you and your team.

What we can offer :

We start our work with you, by scheduling a workshop to understand whether your claim is defendable


o   We use and share our experience with you to maximize your chance of success
o   We help draft your technical answers
o   We help in your communications with Skatteverket to explain why you are entitled to the tax deduction/relief


o   We will advise you on why we consider your claim/work as ineligible according to the Swedish R&D tax relief scheme

Common mistakes you should avoid:

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    Innovative projects instead of R&D ones

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    Difficulties to match Skatteverket´s interpretation

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    Lack of technical report or documentation to justify the R&D criteria

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    Lack of time tracking

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    Claim for unqualified employees

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    Claim for routine development activities

Use the services of an expert of the Swedish R&D tax relief

Our services include:

  1. Workshop to assess your R&D projects
  2. Assessment of your technical justification
  3. Assessment of your financial justification
  4. Recommendations

Contact us now to make sure you are claiming securely.

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    At Leyton we use our innovation funding expertise to deliver tax relief claims as an end-to-end service. We provide full project management from initial engagement through to benefit. Our tax experts have a wealth of experience working with businesses to help them claim through the R&D tax &SSC relief scheme and will put together the technical report enabling you to submit your claim. Leyton worked with 5,000 clients last year.




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