R&D Incentives in Sweden:
Improve your company performance through R&D Incentives

What are R&D Incentives?

Since the first of January 2024, the forskningsavdrag is 20%. The glitches in the scheme are finally fixed and allow now companies to fully use the scheme.

In July 2023 the Swedish government reinforced the incentive by increasing the threshold from 1,2 Million of SEK to 3 Million of SEK.

The aim of the this successive reinforcements is to promote R&D activities by granting a research and development incentive to companies irrespective of their profit situation. There is a clear intention from the government to encourage companies to take benefit of this scheme.

The scheme was created in 2014 and was already reinforced in April 2020 by the Swedish government. Since 2014, the relief was increased from 10% to 19,59% and now to 20%. Regarding the capped amount it was also modified from 230 000 SEK/ month to 920 000 SEK/month to 1,2 Million SEK/month and now to 3 Million SEK/per month.

Therefore, companies working on R&D projects can be entitled to a relief of 20% of their employer contributions capped to 3 Million/ month, to finance their R&D projects.

This incentive can be claimed back for the current year and the 6 previous years.

Do You Qualify?

Companies can benefit from an incentive up to 20% on a maximum of 3 Million of SEK per month of their employer contributions. The definition of R&D is in line with the OECD Frascati Manual, It includes fundamental research, industrial research, experimental development, as far as it has a commercial purpose.

R&D incentive scenario in a medtech

This company is developing a solution that will helps people with aids to avoid all side effects of their current treatments.

  • Number of R&D employees 7
  • Working time on the R&D project 85%
  • Wages 45 000 / month

Our Added Value

As the European leader regarding the R&D incentives Leyton identifies eligible R&D projects and prepares exhaustive supporting documentation throughout the end-to-end process:

  1. Scoping
  2. Document preparation
  3. Submission
  4. Controls.

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