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R&D Tax Credit Webinar Series – Aug/Sept 2020

Complimentary members’ R&D Tax Credit webinars for finance, technical & other colleagues across industry who should understand this key support for companies engaged in Research, Development & Innovation.

To reflect the new way of working, we have restructured our popular R&D Tax Credit clinics, moving them online. Following the summer break, we will hold 2 separate webinars, available exclusively to IRDG member companies.

The two events will be hosted by ourselves, together with Ian Collins, EY Ireland Tax Partner and Head of R&D Tax Services and 
Dr. Ross Mc Kiernan, R&D Consultant with EY.  Each webinar will be a maximum of 1 hour in duration, with approximately 30-40 minutes of presentation, followed by Q&A.  As each theme is available to be booked separately, it will provide flexibility to book into the area(s) most of interest to you.

Details for joining the webinar will be provided by email in advance of the event. 


Webinar 1 

Understanding the mechanics of R&D tax credit claims (science test and accounting test elements) including discussion on updates to the latest Revenue R&D Guidelines published in July 2020, Finance Act 2019 and impact of Covid19 on R&D claims.

Wednesday, 26th August – 10am to 11.00am

Register for a place

(registration closes 9.30am on the morning of the webinar or once capacity is reached)


Webinar 2

Deep dive into documentation requirements including discussion on latest Revenue information requests, industry insights, common pitfalls and recommendations for robust claims.

Thursday, 3rd September – 10am to 11.00am

Register for a place

(registration closes 9.30am on the morning of the webinar or once capacity is reached)


R&D Tax Credits

Supporting an R&D Tax Credit should not be a retrospective exercise. Having access to complete, up-to-date and accurate information on the two key tests – the science test and the accounting test – is critical. The implementation of systems and procedures for the capturing of relevant supporting documentation further strengthens your claim.

These webinars are aimed at those responsible for managing and recording R&D activity for the purposes of claiming Tax Credits. They are suited to those in Finance and in the Technical functions – all parties to a tax credit claim. The goal is to help companies become more independent in the management of claims, and to be fully prepared so as to defend the claim in the event of audit.

  • Facilitated by EY, highly experienced practitioners in R&D tax incentives
  • Specific and detailed best practice overview at each session
  • The most up to date Revenue Guidelines including the recent announcement with regards to R&D Tax Credit payments in the context of the Covid-19 crisis
  • Detailed discussion and Q&A
  • Aimed at both scientific/engineering people and those working in finance related roles, i.e. relevant to all those responsible for managing, recording and claiming the credits
  • An opportunity to understand the R&D Tax Credit Scheme in detail
  • Advice on managing documentation and dealing with audit situations
  • CPD hours will be available for attendees who would like to avail of same

CPD – Continuing Professional Development

IRDG is a member of the CPD Certification Service.

A CPD certificate of attendance will be available to attendees after the webinar for anyone who wishes to avail of same.


Please contact Mary Byrne (mary.byrne@irdg.ie) with any queries about this event.