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R&D Tax Credits Practice

Research and Development Tax Credits

We are Ireland’s largest, longest-established and most-experienced R&D Tax Credit practice.


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Ken Hardy


KPMG in Ireland


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Our practice

  • KPMG’s R&D Incentives practice was founded when the credit was introduced in 2004; we were the first Big 4 firm to establish a dedicated R&D tax credit practice.
  • We have dedicated SME and large company teams within the practice to help ensure our service is tailored to our clients’ needs.
  • We are a founding member of KPMG’s global R&D Incentives practice, an international network of specialist R&D practices with over 300 professionals working full-time on R&D tax incentives claims. 

Our expertise

  • We make sure all our claims are Revenue audit-ready, working with clients to take appropriate tax and technological positions that satisfy Revenue’s guidelines.
  • We are the only Big 4 firm in Ireland to have a truly integrated team of full-time tax professionals and full-time engineers, of any material size, working solely on R&D tax credit claims.

Our experience

  • We have worked with businesses of every size and scale – from private Irish businesses to leading multinational corporations – and have considerable experience in filing and settling R&D tax credit claims.
  • Since our foundation, we have built a bespoke claim methodology, which has been tried and tested under a significant number of Revenue audits in every sector.
  • We have Revenue audit experience in all sectors and, due to the volume of claims we’ve worked on, our clients can be confident that our experience allows us to determine best practice in each situation.

Our thought-leadership

  • KPMG’s R&D Incentives practice authored Ireland’s only specialist book on this subject, “The Research and Development Tax Credit – the Professionals’ Guide”, published by the Irish Tax Institute.
  • We take an active role in the ongoing development of the R&D tax credit regime, frequently engaging with key stakeholders, including government and the private sector, to share views on current R&D tax issues.
  • Our annual survey, “KPMG’s Innovation Monitor”, provides key decision-makers and stakeholders with unique insights into the R&D tax credit regime and the overall innovation environment in Ireland.
  • We work with Ireland’s leading industry associations and innovation centres, and we support Ireland’s innovative sectors by way of event sponsorships, information seminars, and the regular provision of “health checks” and assessments of potential eligibility.

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