Employing 33 staff, the Cost Care Group was founded in 1995

About Cost Care Tax

Established in 1995, Cost Care is one of the leading tax specialists in the UK. We’re passionate about maximising the rewards for forward-thinking businesses, regardless of sector.

The world of research and development (R&D) tax credits and capital allowances can be complex and many businesses and accountants lack the time or specialist knowledge to claim back the maximum amounts due. All of our staff time is dedicated only to specialist areas and for this reason we are trusted by accountants and business advisors across the country to provide these services to their clients. Our team of experienced tax specialists have been submitting claims to HMRC for over 20 years and this longstanding relationship with HMRC, together with unrivalled experience, enables us to offer an effortless claims process that will maximise financial rewards.

We’ve claimed back £millions in tax relief for businesses – from start-ups to corporates with £100million+ turnover for both their property and R&D expenditure. We work with companies located across the length and breadth of the UK, helping them access the additional funds they are entitled to. These funds are commonly reinvested in people, machinery and processes to accelerate growth and profitability.

Whether you’re a business seeking to make an R&D claim or maximise your capital allowances, or an accountant looking for a specialist tax service on behalf your clients, get in touch for a no obligation exploratory phone call.

Statistics at a glance:

  • 98% claim success rate
  • £85m+ R&D tax relief claimed
  • Trusted by over 19,000 clients
  • £70,150 average R&D tax benefit per client
  • £99,000 average capital allowance claim per client

Our services

R&D tax relief

Since launch, our R&D tax relief service has successfully claimed back £85m+ in R&D tax relief for thousands of diverse businesses across the UK, from bakers to chemical engineering companies. Our tax specialists are experts in SME R&D tax relief, RDEC (for large businesses) and patent box regimes. No matter the size or industry sector of your business, we make the process quick and straightforward, while our experience generates maximum financial rewards.

Learn more about our R&D tax credit service.

Capital allowances on commercial property

Most businesses will be familiar with claiming capital allowances on plant and machinery. However, many overlook or disregard their properties which are effectively machines providing heating, lighting and security to the business. If you own commercial property, regardless of when you acquired it, there may be valuable unclaimed allowances you are entitled to. In some cases, the allowances can be as much as 50% of the purchase or build cost of the property. With 20 years’ experience in making complex capital allowance claims, you’re in capable hands.

Learn more about our capital allowance service.

Our people

Cost Care Tax is a dynamic, customer focused business based in Cheshire with a team of over 50 people. Our team are what set us apart, bringing together a wealth of experience in the area of specialist taxation and, crucial to the preparation of comprehensive R & D claims, a depth of knowledge of IT, engineering, retail, manufacturing, science and marketing. This enables us to quickly gain a thorough understanding of your business and R&D goals, a skill that is crucial to the success of our work.

Two thirds of our team members have been with the company for more than 10 years, yet nobody stands still, as ongoing training and development is integral to what we do. Seeking out the best talent in the industry and cultivating successful careers is fundamental to providing the level of tax service our clients expect. If you’re a tax specialist or report writer looking for the next challenge in a growing business, email your CV to our recruitment inbox.

Why choose Cost Care Tax?

  • Your claim managed from start to finish by our team of tax specialists.
  • Dedicated Key Account Manager to assist you every step of the way.
  • Maximise your R&D claim by identifying qualifying projects and eligible expenses.
  • Write market-leading technical reports to present your R&D activity to HMRC.
  • We manage all interaction with HMRC so you don’t have to.
  • No claim – no fee charging structure.
  • Always up to date with the latest HMRC guidelines.

If you would like us to start working on a claim for you, please get in touch and speak to one of our friendly advisors to discuss your eligibility.


“Even as small business (10 employees) we spend significant amounts on R&D projects both in time and materials. Costcare has managed our R&D Tax Credit claims for the past 7 years, and in that time we’ve found their professional approach has made the process as straight forward and painless. They have always been to there to help us understand what is claimable and what isn’t, and provide us with an easy to use record document for recording R&D projects. The submission reports they write are very thorough, and once approved by us they deal directly with our accounts in submitting the claim to HMRC. To date with their help we have been able to reclaim circa £50,000. Our only regret is we didn’t use them sooner.”

“As a genuine customer of Cost Care Tax we can only thank them wholeheartedly for their professional service over the past couple of years. We were recommended Cost Care Tax services by a larger contractor whom had dealt with Cost Care Tax for various accounting and R&D tax purposes. Needless to say we were not disappointed and they lived up to their recommendation with a high level of professionalism and attentiveness. As a smaller contractor we can rarely afford the time nor the internal personnel to carry out the abundance of paperwork involved in R&D tax credits – Cost Care Tax takes that pressure off and carries the burden both with complete care and within a decent time frame. We look forward to a continued relationship with all at Cost Care Tax and would like to thank the team for a job well done on our R&D tax submission!”

“I was a bit sceptical at first whether Cost Care Tax could actually get me a R&D tax refund for my business. However after a painless process I received a £6k tax refund from our good friends at HMRC who saw the value in our research and development activity. Therefore i would strongly recommend this company.”

“I have dealt with Cost Care Tax on a number of occasions, and have always found them to be a straight forward, honest company. I would not hesitate to recommend them.”

“Mark, I think the technical report is yet again outstanding. Absolutely perfect and gives a very accurate description of all the projects, thank you so much.”