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IRDG Financing and Driving Innovation Seminar

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Brendan Lawlor and Elaine Harris attended last weeks IRDG ‘Financing and Driving Innovation’ Seminar held at the Crowne Plaza, Blanchardstown. We will prepare a briefing soon on the proposed changes to the Enterprise Ireland company R and D Fund scheme, as outlined by Gearoid Mooney.


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Revenue issue new guidelines for SME’s claiming R and D Tax Credits (Revenue E Brief from 17/2/2017)

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R&D tax credit claims in respect of projects supported by Enterprise Ireland R&D grants

The definitions of R&D (Research and Development) used for the purposes of the R&D tax credit and both the IDA’s and Enterprise Ireland’s R&D grants are all based on the OECD’s Frascati manual.

Therefore, with a view to minimising the need to engage experts to verify the science test in R&D tax credit claims, it has been decided that Revenue would not, as a rule, seek to challenge a claim for the R&D tax credit under the science test, where:

  • an IDA / Enterprise Ireland R&D grant has been approved in respect of the project;
  • the R&D tax credit claimed for an accounting period (of not less than 12 months) is €50,000 or less;
  • the project is undertaken in a prescribed field of science or technology, as defined in regulations S.I. No. 434 of 2004, and
  • the company is a micro or small sized enterprise.

Full detail click HERE


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Negotiating the maze of Innovation Funding supports in Ireland

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Brendan Lawlor recently presented an overview of the various funding supports (EI/ IDA/ SFI Schemes, R and D Tax schemes, Horizon 2020 and some lesser known schemes) available in Ireland. The presentation included tips on getting started and tips when applying for supports. If you would like a copy of the presentation please email Brendan (at) innovation21.ie.If you need any assistance with figuring out which is the most appropriate scheme for your companies R and D needs please contact Brendan or Elaine for an initial confidential discussion


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Multinationals delaying investment decisions due to Global political uncertainty

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Martin Shanahan, CEO of the IDA, reported today that multinational companies are delaying investment decisions due to political uncertainty in the US and worldwide. He was speaking at the announcement of an additional 500 jobs being created by recruitment company Indeed


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IRDG R&D Tax Credit and Knowledge Development Box Seminar, Dublin – March 9th 2017

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We will be attending the R and D Tax Credit Briefing run by the IRDG on March 9th

Full details here


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