What is the R&D Tax Credit Programme? An opportunity to return 25% of your Research and Development expenditure in a tax credit or as a cash refund. The R&D Tax Credit Programme was introduced in 2004 to encourage Irish-based companies to perform R&D and to promote investment in innovation. What type of R&D activities are…

Braithwaite recommends preparing the technical and financial costing information before an R&D claim is submitted to Revenue. When a claim is submitted, it is Revenue’s process to review the claim internally, which may result in request(s) for additional supporting information and/or an onsite audit. Taking a proactive approach in preparing the technical and financial costing…

Deadlines The R&D claim must be submitted no later than 12 months from the end of the accounting period to claim the R&D expenditure in that particular fiscal year period. For example, if an applicant has a December year end in 2016, the statutory filing deadline for the fiscal year 2016 is December 31, 2017.…

The guidelines provide a definition of the basic requirements for qualification in section 2.1 with criteria that the company must meet and conditions that the qualifying activities must satisfy, however the success of a claim is in the small print and whilst a company could have the next groundbreaking product, improper documentation or an inaccurate…

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