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Can a firm of chartered accountants base their fees on a

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Can a firm of chartered accountants base their fees on a percentage of the tax recovered
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I am an advisor at JA and happy to assist you.

It all depends upon the terms with the client. I have witnessed people charging the percentage for R&D credits.

I hope this answers the query.



Customer: replied 4 days ago.
It is for an R&D claim. What level of % would be reasonable. I have been quoted 20% for a return where I have provided all the information. It just needs tidying up and submitting.
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I don't need to speak. Is 20% reasonable. It seems excessive to me. On a claim of £200,000 - £40,000 - seems excessive for about one days work.

20% is bit high, I have witnessed 12%-15% depending upon the relationship with the client/

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Thanks for your help.

My pleasure.

If you have any further queries then please feel free to contact me.

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