Invest NI Welcomes Budget R&D Tax Incentives

dn_screen Under the Patent Box regime, from 1 April 2013, any profits earned which can be attributed to existing or new patents, or similar intellectual property, will have a 10 per cent corporation tax rate applied. Wider tax credit changes include the 10 per cent above the line credit for R&D investments by large companies, which will deliver significant tax savings to companies which are investing in new products and concepts. Alastair Hamilton added: “The wider R&D tax credit changes will help to strengthen the growing culture of innovation in Northern Ireland, making the R&D journey even more financially viable for companies of all sizes across all sectors. The changes will also add value to our inward investment proposition, encouraging investment and the creation of high quality jobs in Northern Ireland by high-tech international firms. “To ensure that Northern Ireland companies can reap maximum benefit from the full range of R&D tax incentives, Invest NI is working with PwC to develop a decision making tree and a cost-benefit analysis tool. I would encourage all firms, from experienced innovators, to those who have yet to take the first steps towards R&D, to look at the positive impact that innovation can have on business growth and access the support available from Invest NI.”]]>