• Service: Tax, Tax & Legal Services, Tax & Legal Services, Corporate Tax, International Corporate Tax, Research & Development Tax Credits, Transfer Pricing
  • Industry: Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT), Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT), Media, Start-Up / High-Growth Companies
  • Type: KPMG information
  • Date: 20/06/2013

Innovative Companies - Taxation Issues 

Ireland is committed to being an innovation and commercialisation hub. This requires Ireland to offer a highly attractive incubation environment for Irish and overseas entrepreneurs and to be an attractive home for innovative multinationals.


The last few years have seen the adoption of a number of measures aimed at assisting Ireland to become an attractive jurisdiction for highly mobile innovative investment. These are accompanied by a number of additional general tax measures which improve the attractiveness of doing business in and from Ireland.


For indigenous companies looking to invest outside of Ireland, it is important that they are aware of the tax environment in which they are looking to do business.


Some of the key tax issues Irish and international companies need to be cognisant of are set out in this document.

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  • Irish Tax Rates
  • Tax Incentives for Companies Operating in Ireland
        • Start Up Company Relief
        • Research and Development Credit
        • Acquisition of Intangible Assets
        • CGT Exemption for Sale of Material Shareholdings
        • Employment and Investment Incentive ("EII") Relief
        • Seed Capital Scheme
        • Withholding Taxes
        • Irish Transfer Pricing Rules
        • Corporate Structure
        • Financing of Foreign Operations and Interest Deductibility
        • International Transfer Pricing Rules
        • Exit Strategies
        • Double Tax Agreements




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Conor O'Brien, Partner 

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