Free R&D Tax Credits Claim Platform

Free R&D Tax Credits Claim Platform
The software underpinning RDRelief was sold to one of the big-4 professional service firms in 2018. Consequently, the brand is no longer in operation.
  • R&D Tax Advisors are invited to find out more about the claim preparation software.
  • Otherwise, please feel free to continue to browse this website for useful information regarding claiming R&D Tax Credits in the UK. However, beware that none of the information has been updated since 2018.

Is it Really Free?

The Self-Service Package, which includes full access to the RD Relief Cloud Software is completely free to all UK companies. Large and Small.
The technology provides a full R&D claim workflow, that can be customised to different methodologies, including:
  • Training videos tailored to your field/s of R&D
  • Simple importing (or inputting) of your costs
  • Complete coverage of all HMRC legislative and legal requirements
  • Streamlined workflows for your science/technology teams to assess the eligibility of costs
  • A high-quality (generated) report at the end of the process, that will contain all of the key claim details that HMRC want to know about your claim, in a specific format that they like to see it in.
All of this is completely free.

But There Must be String Attached?

No strings attached.
Our business model relies on us processing large volumes of claims and that a proportion of those claims will request one of our fixed-price support packages. The fixed packages are generally required where a company has specific complexities to their claim (e.g. non-obvious R&D), or if the company wants something that is non-standard (e.g. a full internal report and/or HMRC enquiry support).
If you are able to follow us on LinkedIn and share our page (via the share button at the bottom of each page), to let other know about our service, this will help us to spread the message and keep the software free.

What About Data Security?

Main article: Data Security
RD Relief was architected from the ground up with security in mind.
The technology facilitates the most secure way to prepare an R&D Tax Credits claim. R&D Tax Credit Claim preparation, where password protected spreadsheets are emailed to advisors.
With RD Relief, you are in control of all your data at all times. This means that you can delete all data as and when you require. With cloud technology this we have made this simple and 100% effective, which can't be said for certain when a spreadsheet has been emailed to an advisor and copied to several mail servers and computers.

Can A Free Free Account be Upgraded to a Supported Account?

Yes. You can upgrade at any time and the benefits of the supported package will become available to you from the day of the upgrade.


The following restrictions and limitations apply to the RD Relief software and R&D Tax Credit claim deliverables:

Access to Online R&D Claim Portal

  • RD Relief is strictly for the use of UK companies to facilitate the preparation of their own company's (or group companies) R&D Tax Credit claims.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, third-party R&D advisors are not permitted to use the software.

Sharing of the HMRC Report

  • The claim report may only be opened by staff of the claimant company (or staff within the group of companies connected to the claimant company) and HMRC.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, this means that the claim report must not be accessed by any other R&D advisors, or shared in any other way, with parties outside of this group.

Claim Qualifying Expenditure and Other Figures

  • Your final claim figures can be shared with any party. But this must be through you copying or summarising the figures into a separate format/document. Sharing of the figures must not through them accessing the online technology, or via sharing of the, or any part of the, report.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, this means that you can share your final R&D figures with any other advisor, or any purpose.
Please abide by these rules and stay within the spirit of the free claim. Failure to do so will result in legal action against both the claimant company and any third parties accessing the restricted resources.

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