KPMG’s Global R&D Incentives practice 

KPMG has an established Global R&D Incentives practice with a coordinated network of experienced R&D incentives professionals located in KPMG member firms around the world.

Addressing local issues, but with a global mindset, the mission of the practice is to assist our member firms’ clients in claiming their full entitlement of R&D related incentives on a global basis.


KPMG in Ireland’s R&D Incentives practice is part of this global network of R&D incentives professionals. When necessary, our clients can benefit from the experience of hundreds of international advisers working with local R&D regimes on a daily basis.


Our global network of R&D professionals assists clients in preparing incentives claims for all international sites, and perform coordinated multi-country R&D incentive reviews and analysis. They think beyond tax to provide member firms’ clients with insightful business advice.


Decisions on where to conduct R&D activities involve many factors, including the availability of the necessary talent, the relative costs of labour, materials and facilities. In addition, the available R&D incentives and the impact of the R&D costs on other available tax benefits may play a significant role in evaluating the overall cost of performing R&D in one country versus another.


Accordingly, our Global R&D Incentives team works with our network of international tax advisers to assist with taxation issues arising from:

  • Cross-border R&D arrangements
  • Transfer pricing
  • Intellectual property situs and transfers
  • Withholding taxes
  • Foreign tax credits
  • Duties and tariffs.


KPMG’s network enables us to assist member firms’ clients in creating long-lasting value by evaluating the availability and impact of R&D incentives and ensuring our clients submit compliant and reasonable claims for related global incentives.


R&D incentives and services: Adding value across EMA


R&D incentives and services: Adding value across the Americas


R&D incentives and services: Adding value across ASPAC