How about if the government wants me to pay back the money in the future?
The only way the government will retract any refund or tax credit is if it suspects and proves that the claim was fraudulent – claiming an R&D activity that was never undertaken. Although rare, there have been a handful of reported fraudulent cases in the infancy years of the R&D tax credit program.
Due to the size of the companies and claims we deal with, you are guaranteed to undergo a standard science and financial audit to authenticate the claim. Once your claim is audited and approved, the tax credit is final. On smaller claims, the government may choose to forego an audit and issue a tax credit without coming out to see you.