Experts in R&D incentives and financing

FI Group has more than 20 years of experience in public funding and R&D tax incentives

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Helping Ideas Grow

We provide consulting solutions of excellence so that great opportunities become great achievements.

Pre-project
Pre-project

Our services for Pre-project

The Ex-Tarifário Regime consists of a temporary reduction in the import tax rate up to 0% for capital goods (BK) and information technology and telecommunications goods (BIT), when there is no equivalent domestic production.

The Law nº 13.755 aimed at promoting the strengthening of the automotive sector in Brazil, was sanctioned in December 2018 and became known as “Rota 2030”.

Financing, through federal institutions such as BNDES, FINEP or state and regional bodies, is the main government tool to promote research, development (R&D) and technological innovation projects, promoting the competitiveness of Brazilian companies both within the scope national and international.

Project
Project

Our services for Project

The Law 11.196/05, known as the “Lei do Bem”, creates the granting of tax incentives to legal entities that carry out research, development, and technological innovation. Th main benefit is the deduction which can reach up to 34% in IRPJ income tax or CSLL social contribution.

The Law nº 13.755 aimed at promoting the strengthening of the automotive sector in Brazil, was sanctioned in December 2018 and became known as “Rota 2030”.

The “Lei de Informática”, Information Technology Law, (according to Laws nº 8.248/91 and nº 8.387/91, and its subsequent amendments, given by Decree 5.906/06, Laws nº 10.176/01, nº 13.674/18 and nº 13.969/19) grants tax incentives for companies in the technology sector (hardware and automation areas), which have the practice of investing in Research and Development.

According to the technical pronouncement, CPC 04, to be able to activate the process in the intangible, a company must prove that it fulfils the following requirements: not having physical substance, non-monetary, being identifiable, Future benefits generation and value measured with trust.

Post-Project
Post-Project

Our services for Post-Project

FINAME accreditation is a BNDES database in which suppliers, as well as their products, are registered for financing production or trading by the BNDES System, enabling equipment/machines/components/systems to be financed by the BNDES Finame lines, BNDES Automatic lines and any other lines, BNDES investment projects orientated.

FI Group in numbers

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+20

years experience

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+18.000

satisfied clients

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1.400

employees

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40

offices around the world

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R$ 8.13b

secured in saving for clients

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20.000

projects a year

We are international

We have 40 offices across 14 countries and 3 continents. We believe in proximity to our clients and in providing you with support when you need it.

  • Belgium

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • Chile

  • Colombia

  • France

  • Germany

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Portugal

  • Singapore

  • Spain

  • UK

  • USA

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.

Germany

We advise and guide our customers in the application for the Research Grant Certificate and for the Research Grant up to the performance of the latter.
Our International Experience in terms of research and development projects and funding makes us a strong partner for innovative and researching companies, also in Germany.

Italy

Present in Italy since 2017.

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

  • R&D Tax Relief
  • 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).

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

Singapore

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: FI Group 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)

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.

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