R&D Tax Credit and Knowledge Development Box Seminar, Dublin

Are Ireland’s R&D Tax incentives Brexit ready and Trump-proof? Hear the latest updates on R&D Tax Credits, IP Certification for small companies & KDB presented in an international tax context.

9th March 2017 – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown Dublin – 09:30 – 13:30

On Thursday 9th March, IRDG will host a seminar on R&D Tax Credits and the KDB. You will hear of recent Department of Finance / Revenue announcements on Tax Credits and the ongoing discussions regarding I.P. certification for small companies and the KDB. There will be discussion and opportunities for questions on the practical workings and experience of those the schemes. Future policy in relation to R&D / I.P. incentives will be discussed in the context of evolving international developments.

IRDG KDB and R&D Tax Credit Seminar

Christine Kelly, IDA / Enterprise Ireland, will give an overview of Ireland’s R&D Tax incentives and will set them in the wider international context where such developments as BEPS implementation, EU Tax policy, Brexit, the Trump administration in the U.S. all make for a more competitive future landscape.

In October 2016 the Department of Finance published a 66-page Economic Evaluation of the R&D Tax Credit scheme.  Damien Flanagan, KPMG, will present on a number of issues arising out of this review along with other material related to the R&D Tax Credit and KDB schemes at this event.

We will hear directly from Áine Hollingsworth of Revenue, on developments and updates in relation to both the R&D Tax Credits and the KDB.  Revenue recently issued 2 separate eBriefs in relation to the R&D Tax Credit Scheme:

  1. R&D tax credit claims in respect of projects supported by Enterprise Ireland R&D grants – ref – http://www.revenue.ie/en/practitioner/ebrief/2017/no-172017.html
  2. Appointment of independent technical experts to assist with audit of R&D Tax Credits – ref – http://www.revenue.ie/en/practitioner/ebrief/2017/no-192017.html

Gerard Barrett of the Patents Office will provide an update on the Knowledge Development Box, particularly on the progress of the Bill currently before the Seanad, which seeks to establish a certification scheme to allow small and medium-sized companies to avail of the KDB.

Our speakers will be joined in a Panel Discussion by Professor Gerry Byrne FREng, Fraunhofer Senior Advisor UK and Ireland, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University College Dublin, and Bill Kearney, Vice President of IBM Ireland Lab.

Why attend?CPDCertifiedlogo

This seminar is a golden opportunity to hear the latest updates and discuss these all important tax related incentives for R,D&I performing companies directly with the key Policy Makers and Professionals involved in this area.

Relevant To: General Management, R&D, Finance, Engineering and others – all functions who are involved with business Innovation and financing of same.

Note:  This is an accredited CPD seminar.



The seminar will take place at the

Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown, Dublin

from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Accommodation can be arranged directly with the hotel.  A rate of €129 B&B is available for IRDG guests.  Phone: 01-8977777.