The Patent Box means the tax rate on profits made from patents is to drop to just 10%…
This is a cracking way to encourage firms to patent their Intellectual Property (IP), and exploit it from here in the UK.
Any profits derived from exploiting a patent you own will be taxed in future at 10%… and not the current 20%
Patents can cost as little as a few grand to file… so should easily pay for themselves… because you get up to 20 years of paying tax at the reduced rate
So why not take a look at your IP… and take a look at Patenting some of it ?
I’ll admit that in the past I’ve been luke-warm on patents… the effort & costs just didn’t seem worth it for smaller Owner Managed Businesses given the limited commercial benefits.
The patent gives you protection… and that could boost your business’ value… and make new external funders a little more comfortable investing/dealing with you…but…