Specialists in innovation management

The FI Group has over 20 years of experience in innovation management and is a specialist in attracting funding for R&D projects.

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Helping Ideas Grow

We provide excellent consulting solutions so that great opportunities become great achievements.

Startup
Your organization is a: Startup

Our services for Startup

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with a fund of almost €80 billion available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) - in addition to the private investment this funding will attract. This programme promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and 'world firsts' by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

In accordance with NCRF 6, an intangible asset is an identified non-monetary asset without physical substance. An intangible asset shall be recognised only if: it is probable that the expected future economic benefits attributable to the asset will be generated in favour of the entity and the cost of the asset can be measured reliably.

The new community framework, Portugal 2020, is an excellent alternative to business financing. It has several Incentive Schemes, with different support modalities and are aimed at a multiplicity of market players.

Research and Technological Development
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Qualification and Internationalisation of SMEs

SME
SME

Our services for SME

SIFIDE is a tax incentive through which companies can recover up to 82.5% of the costs incurred with R&D projects for deduction from their income tax bill.

Within the scope of this incentive are considered:

Research expenses are those incurred by IRC taxpayers with a view to acquiring new scientific or technical knowledge.

Development Expenses are those incurred by the taxpayer through the exploitation of research results or other scientific or technical knowledge with a view to the discovery or substantial improvement of raw materials, products, services or manufacturing processes.

The RFAI is a tax incentive that allows companies to recover up to 25% of investments already made in tangible and intangible fixed assets for deduction from their corporate income tax.

Relevant investments:

Tangible fixed assets, acquired in new condition, with some exceptions.

Intangible assets, composed of expenses with technology transfer, namely through the acquisition of patent rights, licenses, "know-how" or technical knowledge not protected by patent, which cannot exceed 50% of the relevant applications, in the case of IRC taxpayers that do not fall into the category of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

Deduction for Profits Retained and Reinvested DLRR

The deduction for retained and reinvested profits is a scheme that allows the deduction for retained and reinvested profits. It is an incentive measure for SMEs that allows retained profits that are reinvested in relevant applications to be deducted from corporate income tax.

Net Job Creation CLE

Net creation is the main fiscal instrument in supporting job creation for young people and the long-term unemployed.

The new community framework, Portugal 2020, is an excellent alternative to business financing. It has several Incentive Schemes, with different support modalities and are aimed at a multiplicity of market players.

Research and Technological Development
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Qualification and Internationalisation of SMEs

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with a fund of almost €80 billion available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) - in addition to the private investment this funding will attract. This programme promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and 'world firsts' by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Municipal Property Tax Property IMI

IMI is levied on the patrimonial tributary value of rural and urban buildings located in Portuguese territory. It is due by the owner, usufructuary or superficiaries of the property on 31 December of the year to which it relates.

The patrimonial tributary value is determined by evaluation, based on the type of building.

Large company
Large company

Our services for Large company

SIFIDE is a tax incentive through which companies can recover up to 82.5% of the costs incurred with R&D projects for deduction from their corporate income tax.

Within the scope of this incentive are considered:

Research expenses are those incurred by IRC taxpayers with a view to acquiring new scientific or technical knowledge.

Development Expenses are those incurred by the taxpayer through the exploitation of research results or other scientific or technical knowledge with a view to the discovery or substantial improvement of raw materials, products, services or manufacturing processes.

The RFAI is a tax incentive that allows companies to recover up to 25% of investments already made in tangible and intangible fixed assets for deduction from their corporate income tax.

Relevant investments:

Tangible fixed assets, acquired in new condition, with some exceptions.

Intangible assets, composed of expenses with technology transfer, namely through the acquisition of patent rights, licenses, "know-how" or technical knowledge not protected by patent, which cannot exceed 50% of the relevant applications, in the case of IRC taxpayers that do not fall into the category of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

The new community framework, Portugal 2020, is an excellent alternative to business financing. It has several Incentive Schemes, with different support modalities and are aimed at a multiplicity of market players.

Research and Technological Development
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Qualification and Internationalisation of SMEs

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with a fund of almost €80 billion available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) - in addition to the private investment this funding will attract. This programme promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and 'world firsts' by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Municipal Property Tax Property IMI

IMI is levied on the patrimonial tributary value of rural and urban buildings located in Portuguese territory. It is due by the owner, usufructuary or superficiaries of the property on 31 December of the year to which it relates.

O valor patrimonial tributário é determinado por avaliação, tendo por base o tipo de prédio.

Public administration
Public administration

Our services for Public administration

The new community framework, Portugal 2020, is an excellent alternative to business financing. It has several Incentive Schemes, with different support modalities and are aimed at a multiplicity of market players.

Research and Technological Development
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Qualification and Internationalisation of SMEs

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with a fund of almost €80 billion available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) - in addition to the private investment this funding will attract. This programme promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and 'world firsts' by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

In accordance with NCRF 6, an intangible asset is an identified non-monetary asset without physical substance. An intangible asset shall be recognised only if: it is probable that the expected future economic benefits attributable to the asset will be generated in favour of the entity and the cost of the asset can be measured reliably.

We are
international

We have 38 offices across 13 countries and 3 continents. We believe in proximity to our clients and in providing you with support when you need it, in the UK and beyond.

  • Belgium

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • Chile

  • Colombia

  • France

  • Germany

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Portugal

  • Spain

  • Switzerland

  • The Netherlands

  • UK

  • USA

Belgium

Present in Belgium since 2010.

Our team is specialized in:

  • Bonus for research staff
  • R&D Tax Relief
  • Patent Box (Innobox)

Brazil

Present in Brazil since 2011.

Our team advises companies in:

  • Management of Tax Incentives (Lei do Bem, Lei de Informática or Rota 2030)
  • Financing of R&D opportunities (Grants, Funds and Loans)

 

Canada

Present in Canada since 2010.

Our team is specialized in R&D and Innovation support programs.

  • Scientific research and tax credit for experimental development
  • Provincial tax credits
  • Tax credit for the development of electronic commerce (Quebec)
  • Design tax credit (fashion or industrial)
  • Tax credit for multimedia production (Quebec)
  • Support for innovation and subsidies

Chile

Present in Chile since 2012.

We provide our customers with tools aimed at strengthening the competitiveness and productivity of businesses through R&D. Our team is specialized in the management of:

  • Tax incentives for R&D
  • Global management of public subsidiaries
  • Innovation management

Colombia

Present in Colombia since 2018.

FI Group Colombia focuses its work on management tax advantages in science, technology and innovation, coordinated by COLCIENCIAS, which offers  Colombian Income Tax payers companies to recover between 25% and 50% of the investment made in R&D.

France

With its recognized expertise in tax engineering, FI Group :

  • provides R&D Tax Relief
  • determines Grants you can claim
  • identifies the projects eligible for the various R&D funding mechanisms helping you fill out your tax slip
  • It also assists you during Tax Administration checks.

Germany

We advise and guide our customers in the application for the Research Grant Certificate and for the Research Grant up to the performance of the latter.
Our International Experience in terms of research and development projects and funding makes us a strong partner for innovative and researching companies, also in Germany.

Italy

Present in Italy since 2017.

With the goal of boosting our customers’ innovation, our is team specialized in:

  • R&D Tax Relief
  • R&D funding
  • Bonus for research staff
  • Patent Box
  • National and European Grants

Japan

Present in Japan since 2020.

Our team is specialized in R&D and Innovation support programs.

R&D Tax Credit schemes 研究開発税制 (volume-based, Open Innovation).

Portugal

Present in Portugal since 2006.

Our team is specialized in:

  • SIFIDE (R&D funding)
  • National and European Grants and subsidies for R&D activities

 

Spain

FI Group was born in Spain in 2000.

Our team is a leader in the management of R&D Tax Relief and:

  • provides comprehensive advice on grants management National, European and International.
  • innovation management
  • has its own start up accelerator: FI Boost
  • optimizes customer costs
  • manages local taxes (i.e. IBI, IAE and business, among others)

Switzerland

Business Start Date: 2020

Service:

– Research & Development Tax Deduction

FI Group team help Swiss companies to claim an additional deduction of up to 50% from their own reference R&D costs incurred or R&D costs commissioned to third parties during the tax year. Cantons are free to introduce this measure in the cantonal legislation and decide on the rate of the additional deduction.

– Patent Box

All Swiss companies involved in developing patents may apply for their Corporate Income Tax on income from qualifying patents to be treated separately. The proportion of income from patents and similar rights to the extent it is based on qualifying R&D expenses in Switzerland is exempt from Corporate Income Tax up to a maximum of 90% (depending on the cantonal implementation).

Contact details: FI Group France

The Netherlands

Business Start Date:  2016

Service:

– Research & Development Tax Credit (WBSO)

Our team at FI Group helps Dutch companies qualify for a tax credit to lower the wage costs for R&D. Benefit for companies equals 32% of the first €350,000 qualifying expenditure and 16% for all further R&D costs and expenses. This rate is higher for start-ups as it reaches 40% for the first €350,000 spent.

From 2021, the rates will rise respectively in this order:

  • 40% of the first € 350,000 of R&D wages and/or other costs and expenditure;
  • 50% of the first € 350,000 of R&D wages and/or other costs and expenditure for start-ups;
  • 16% over the remainder of the wages (over €350,000)

– Patent Box (Innovation Box)

The Dutch Innovation Box scheme is directly linked to the main WBSO scheme in the way that all the income generated through a WBSO eligible project is subject to the Innovation tax deduction set at 80%, reducing the effective tax rate on that income to an advantageous 7% instead of 25%. From 2021, the qualifying innovative profits will be taxed against 9% instead of the regular 21,7%.

Contact details: FI Group Belgium

UK

Present in the UK since 2015.

FI Group’s UK office based in London, works with businesses at all stages of their growth to leverage additional funding for their innovation through the UK Government’s R&D Tax Incentive Schemes.

Our team works on:

  • R&D Tax Relief for SMEs and Large Companies
  • National and International R&D Grants
  • Patent Box

USA

Present in USA since 2019.

Our team works on Research & Experimentation Tax Credit at federal and national level.