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Continuous Improvements To Ireland’s R&D Tax Credit

Posted by Pearse Trust on Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014


There have been continuous improvements to Ireland’s Research and Development (“R&D”) Tax Credit since its introduction in 2004.

The 2015 Budget also made a major amendment to the R&D Tax Credit. The 2003 “base year” will be removed entirely from 1 January 2015.

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Tags: Ireland, Tax, R&D

Research & Development Relief In The UK

Posted by Pearse Trust on Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013

The Relief  

There are two schemes of relief available to companies in the UK, depending on whether they are a small or medium sized enterprise (“SME”) or a large company.  

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Tags: United Kingdom, R&D

Intellectual Property - A Simple Introduction

Posted by Pearse Trust on Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013

What Is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property (IP) is a product of mental effort and human creativity to which rights are capable of being protected under national and international laws. Under these laws, the owners of the IP are granted exclusive rights over the property, usually for a specified period of time. These rights are known as intellectual property rights (IPRs).

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Tags: Legal, R&D, Intellectual Property

Ireland’s Favourable Taxation For Innovative & Research Companies

Posted by Pearse Trust on Wednesday, Feb 01, 2012

Ireland offers a very favourable taxation regime for innovative and research orientated companies through the availability of the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit and the tax relief granted to companies for the capital cost of acquiring intellectual property.

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Tags: Ireland, Tax, R&D

R&D Cash – Window About To Close

Posted by Pearse Trust on Monday, Nov 28, 2011

This is a guest post written by Noel Cunningham, international tax liaison partner at Mazars Ireland.

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Tags: Ireland, Tax, Guest Blogger, R&D