In an environment of ever increasing costs for businesses and rapidly evolving developments to the tax landscape, this event will examine how to maximise the benefit of undertaking R&D activities in Ireland for companies of all sizes and build a sustainable process for funding future innovation.
Topics covered will include:
- Current Irish tax landscape
- Overview of incentives for innovation in Ireland
- Overview of recent legislative changes impacting the Irish R&D tax credit regime
- Practical examples of impact to cashflow
- Science test and areas overlooked in different industries
- Recent insights from compliance interventions
- Governance and compiling a best in class claim
- Irish and European R&D grant funding opportunities
Leanne Storan, Tax Partner, EY Ireland
►Tax Partner at EY Ireland and Head of Tax at EY Limerick, responsible for the coordination and delivery of all tax services to EY Limerick office’s multinational and indigenous company client base.
►Leanne has over 20 years experience working with multi-national and indigenous companies on broad corporation tax matters including corporate tax compliance and planning, corporate restructuring and financing, intellectual property holding and innovation incentives on a wide variety of EY clients.
►Leanne has a broad, established network of business relationships across Limerick and the Mid West region and is a Director on the board of the Limerick Chamber of Commerce.
►Leanne is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member of the Irish Taxation Institute. She holds a BBS Business Studies from the University of Limerick
►Leanne advises a wide range of clients across a variety of industries including Life Science, Technology manufacturing and aviation sectors.
►Experience in all areas of tax with particular emphasis on corporation tax including the R&D tax credit and KDB regime
►Experience in dealing with Irish Revenue on all tax matters
►Experience working with entrepreneurial and fast growth companies delivering all relevant tax services to these companies and their shareholders
Ian Collins, Partner & Head of Innovation Incentives, EY Ireland
►Has been making R&D tax claims and capital allowances claims for clients in various industry sectors for more than 15 years
►Secured the first Irish Revenue R&D tax credit pre-approval for a client in the software sector, encompassing a technical review by an industry expert engaged by Irish Revenue
►Has briefed both Irish Revenue and the Department of Finance on the workings of the R&D tax credit regime and KDB regime
►Regularly conducts training seminars and workshops on these various incentive regimes
►Acts as tutor/speaker for the Irish Tax Institute, including keynote speaker at the Irish Tax Institute Annual Conference 2016.
►Sounding board for Irish Revenue on changes to these regimes
►Ian is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member of the Irish Taxation Institute.
►Ian serves on the Council of the Irish Taxation Institute, and on the Institute of Taxation’s Policy & Technical Committee
The panel of speakers will share their recent experience regarding innovation and incentives in their industries, compiling best in class R&D claims, managing Irish Revenue interventions and dealing with increasing tax compliance and reporting obligations in this regard.
Panel speaker will include representatives from local business:
- Fiona Gilchrist, R&D Strategy Lead with Jaguar Land Rover
Aisling Dooley, Principal Officer, and Clare Wardell, Assistant Principal Officer from Revenue, Business Taxes Policy & Legislation Division, will be in attendance as well and will give an overview of recent legislative changes impacting the Irish R&D tax credit regime.
This is in-person event.
Please register online to secure your place!
Registration and light refreshments from 8.45 am, event starts at 9.00 am