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Xero-effort R&D claims with our new integration

Published:  Aug 5, 2022
Kirsty Macsween
Kirsty MacSween

If you use Xero and you like free money, you’re in the right place. Our Xero integration is now live so it’s even easier to claim back up to 33% of your R&D spend.

Pull in the numbers from Xero

To save you having to manually input the numbers for your R&D spend, you can now connect to Xero from SeedLegals to pull in the numbers to populate your forms – a few clicks and it’s done.

Claims can only include expenses for research and development so on SeedLegals, you can easily adjust the numbers from Xero to fit your claim. For example, if you have an employee who spends 70% of her time on research and 30% on sales, you can import the figures for her payments and change the percentage to 70%.

Connect to Xero on SeedLegals

Here’s how it works:

  • To add your employee costs from Xero, choose Import from Xero
    • Select the employees to import
    • Enter additional details, including job titles and % time spent on R&D activities
  • To add your other R&D expenses, choose Import from Xero
    • Select the costs you want to claim for and categorise by type (subcontractor, software, consumable, prototype, other)
    • Add extra information, including start and end dates, and adjust percentages

SeedLegals is one of the fastest ways to complete your R&D claim. Now, with our Xero integration, it takes even less time to get your claim together and submitted to HMRC.

Xero Integration
Connect to Xero, select your qualifying costs and we’ll import them for you

SeedLegals x Xero = founders’ favourites

Why have we made it easy to connect to Xero? Because Xero is so popular with small businesses: over 3 million startups, SMEs and accountants use Xero to manage their transactions. We want to make it as simple and seamless as possible for UK startups to get their R&D cashback – so it makes sense to integrate our R&D workflow with your favourite book-keeping system.

If you use another book-keeping system, it’s still easy to create your R&D Tax Credits claim with us. You can add your costs directly into the workflow, or ask us to do it for you – we’re happy to help.

Talk to the R&D experts

Our team of R&D specialists know exactly how to put together winning claims.

To find out if you can claim, how much you might get back and how to get started, book a demo with our experts.

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