We strive for  excellence 

Thanks to more than 1,200 highly qualified employees, we are committed to supporting companies of all sizes and in all sectors of activity.

Our team is composed of CPAs, Engineers, Attorneys and IT with collective expertise that covers every industrial field, we are continually consolidating our position as a multinational company and extending our business model to other services in response to client’s needs

To date, each year 13,500 innovative companies entrust us.

We bring local as well as International experience which we use to optimise value for our clients.
Bruce Kletsky, Country Manager

R&D Tax credit/incentives experts

With its expertise in federal and state tax credits and incentives, FI Group analyzes your research and development projects, determines the assistance you can claim, supports you in the preparation of tax files and declarations and provides you with technical support during possible tax examination.

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Our Values

Integrity

Integrity

We identify with honourable, upright, sincere and transparent behaviour. We assume our commitments and involve ourselves to the utmost. We want to help ensure your challenges progress.

Professionalism

Professionalism

We are committed to professionalism and responsibility to help your ideas grow successfully. We live our work, we direct our efforts towards results with ethics and enthusiasm and we progress with motivation to overcome new challenges.

Empathy

Empathy

We are positive and warm. We base ourselves on relations of affinity and empathy: we understand the needs of our clients and respond with proximity and naturalness. We also generate a pleasant, positive and trusting setting.

We are international

We have 37 offices across 12 countries and 3 continents. We believe in proximity to our clients and in providing you with support when you need it, in the US and beyond.

  • Australia

  • Belgium

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • Chile

  • Colombia

  • France

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Mexico

  • Peru

  • Portugal

  • Singapur

  • Spain

  • Switzerland

  • The Netherlands

  • UK

  • USA

Australia

Business Start Date: 2020

Service: Research & Development Tax Incentive

FI Group team advises Australian companies to claim a refundable 43.5% tax offset for eligible companies with an aggregated turnover of less than $20 million per year and a non-refundable 38.5% tax offset for all other eligible companies.

Contact details: international@fi-group.com

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.

Ireland

Business Start Date: 2015

Service: Research & Development Tax Credit

FI Group team helps eligible Irish companies to claim a 25% tax credit on qualified R&D expenditure to offset against their Corporate Income Tax liability. Where a company has offset current and previous years’ Corporate Income Tax liabilities, it may apply for a credit payable in instalments.

Contact details: UK

Italy

Present in Italy since 2017.

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

  • 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).

Mexico

Business Start Date:  2017

Service: Research & Development Tax Credit (EFIDT)

Mexican companies are eligible for an R&D tax credit equal to 30% of the qualifying expenses and investments. The eligible expenditure amount is computed by considering the excess between the current qualifying expenditure over the average of qualifying expenditure incurred during the prior three fiscal years.

Contact details: Spain

Peru

Business Start Date: 2017

Service: Research & Development Tax Deduction / Grants

FI Group teams help Peruvian companies to claim a volume-based tax deduction of their R&D expenses depending on the following situations:

  • 175% deduction on the R&D expenses incurred if the project is executed directly by the taxpayer or through research, technological development or innovation centres established in Peru.
  • 150% deduction on the R&D expenses incurred if the project is executed by research, technological development or innovation centres outside of Peru.

From November 2019, micro companies and SMEs (with a turnover lower than €2.6M) are now eligible for a tax deduction of up to 215% of R&D expenses incurred in Peru and a 175% tax deduction for expenses incurred outside Peru.

Contact details: Chile

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

 

Singapur

Business Start Date: 2020

Service: Research & Development Tax Credit

FI Group team advises Singaporean companies to claim a tax deduction of up to 250% for R&D expenses incurred inside in Singapore. For companies having incurred eligible R&D expenses abroad, a tax deduction of 100% can be claimed.

Both tax deductions represent a net saving of 42,5% on R&D expenses when incurred inside Singapore and a 17% net saving on eligible R&D expenses incurred outside the country.

Contact details: Japan

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: 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: 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.

FI Group  in numbers

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20

Years Experience

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13,500

Satisfied Clients

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1,200

Employees

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38

Offices around the world

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$1,5B

Secured in savings for clients