3RD APRIL, 2020
Why Are Entrepreneurs Important?
Simply put, without entrepreneurs we wouldn’t have businesses. Their creativity and forward thinking are essential to our everyday lives, and contribute far more than just money. So why else are entrepreneurs so important?
26TH MARCH, 2020
What Effect Do Recessions Have On R&D Investment?
With the world’s economy taking a nosedive amidst coronavirus uncertainty, a global recession is looking highly likely. But what actually is a recession, and how can it affect businesses? Here we take a look.
20TH MARCH, 2020
What Are The Main Types of R&D?
When many people think of R&D they tend to imagine laboratory technicians in white coats or large pharmaceutical brands carrying out testing. Of course this type of work would be included, but it’s actually far, far wider than that.
12TH MARCH, 2020
What's The Difference Between Open And Closed Innovation?
Here we look at the two different approaches companies may take to innovation - ‘open innovation’ and ‘closed innovation’ - and discover what they’re all about.
5TH MARCH, 2020
How Does Team Diversity Drive Innovation?
Diversity in the workplace brings fresh perspectives, a broader range of skills and gives the company a more outward-looking appeal. But how can having a diverse mix of people in a team drive company innovation? Here we take a look:
27TH FEBRUARY, 2020
What Advantages Does Tax Cloud Offer Irish Businesses?
Putting together a claim for R&D Tax Credits is not particularly easy and there are many opportunities to make mistakes. This is why we highly recommend using the services of R&D experts such as ourselves at Tax Cloud. It’s simple to use and can give you a clearer idea of your eligible costs
20TH FEBRUARY, 2020
Overcoming Barriers In Scaling Up Your Business
Although growth is a fantastic (and necessary) goal to have, there are many barriers that could well be standing in the way. Here we look at some common barriers to growth and how to tackle them.
13TH FEBRUARY, 2020
More Irish Businesses Than Ever Are Investing In Social Media Technology
It’s all about defining your social media presence, actively maintaining and updating postings for your customers. Those business who opt out now face a real struggle to compete.
7TH FEBRUARY, 2020
Tax Cloud Ireland Updates Pricing
Ever since the Tax Cloud portal for Ireland was launched, its sole purpose has been to deliver a high quality, fully supported R&D tax credits claims service at a fantastic price. We’ve now taken steps to update our pricing structure
23RD JANUARY, 2020
Innovation 2020: What’s It All About?
Launched in 2015 and set to run until the end of this year, Innovation 2020 has for five years represented the Irish government’s drive for innovation.
16TH JANUARY, 2020
Which Sectors Grew In Ireland Last Year?
With a new year in full swing, it’s a good time to look back at the one just gone and review the country’s economic successes. Here we look at the top growth industries across Ireland from 2019.
7TH JANUARY, 2020
Top 5 Recent Agricultural Inventions
Here we take a look at the five innovative agricultural technologies and practices that are changing agriculture across the world
19TH DECEMBER, 2019
Do I Have To Spend My R&D Tax Relief On More R&D?
Over the years, research and development (R&D) Tax Credits have been of huge benefit to companies large and small across Ireland. Many companies reinvest the money into the business and continue on with their strategies for growth.
12TH DECEMBER, 2019
What Goes In To Planning An Effective R&D Process?
Businesses will often spend a large amount of time and money on developing new products, services or processes, or enhancing existing ones. This work is generally considered to be Research and Development (R&D) the process flows something like this
6TH DECEMBER, 2019
5 Major Areas Of Global R&D?
Major research and development (R&D) work is happening all over world right now. Here we take a look at just a few of them
28TH NOVEMBER, 2019
How Innovations In Sustainable Living Are Hitting The High Street
Here we take a look at the innovative steps in sustainability that have taken place in Ireland, and what R&D opportunities may be yet to come.
21ST NOVEMBER, 2019
Irish SMEs Appear To Struggle More With Rising Costs Than Their Global Competitors
Last month (October 2019), Bibby Financial Services, published its latest Global Business Monitor report. Worryingly, the survey revealed that Irish SMEs are more likely to have difficulties with cashflow, more so than their international competitors
15TH NOVEMBER, 2019
Innovation In Your Irish Manufacturing Business: 5 Key Areas To Focus On
In this article we take a look at how Irish manufacturing companies can improve and adapt through innovation and lay the foundation for successful growth going forward.
6TH NOVEMBER, 2019
Small Companies And Start-ups Get R&D Credit Boost Courtesy of Budget 2020
As part of the Budget 2020 offerings, micro and small companies employing a maximum of 250 workers will soon be able to write off up to 30% of their R&D costs, whilst receiving their money far quicker.
1ST NOVEMBER, 2019
How To Attract The Ideal People For Your R&D Project
Hiring for top research and development positions is an important step in a company’s process for embarking on R&D work
24TH OCTOBER, 2019
Plan Your R&D Tax Credit Claim To Avoid A Last-Minute Panic
Has your company undergone R&D work lately? Then time is of the essence. While R&D Tax Credit applications can be made within 12 months from the end of a tax year, we recommend completing the claim over the course of the year in real time.
16TH OCTOBER, 2019
Why Should Irish businesses Use The Tax Cloud Portal For Their R&D Tax Relief Claim?
We specially developed the Tax Cloud portal to save you time, money and hassle. It’s constantly refreshed and evolving - just like your business.
9TH OCTOBER, 2019
How Ireland Has Innovated: The Top 10 Irish Inventions The World Now Can’t Do Without
It’s not exactly surprising that some of the coolest, strangest and altogether most brilliant inventions we take for granted today were courtesy of Irish pioneers. Here we take a look at just a few of them.
3RD OCTOBER, 2019
How The Rise Of Technology Has Affected R&D In Ireland
Research, development and innovation are vital for any business but particularly in the Republic of Ireland. It plays a crucial role in helping the company to thrive in the years to come
26TH SEPTEMBER, 2019
How Is Research And Innovation Supported In Ireland?
One of the key ambitions for the Government’s Innovation 2020 strategy is to boost the amount spent on R&D in Ireland to reach 2.5% of GNP.
19TH SEPTEMBER, 2019
How R&D Could Be The Key To Post-Brexit Opportunities In Ireland?
How will certain sectors overcome their individual challenges as a result of Brexit? We anticipate Research & development will play a massive role.
12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019
How Can Irish Farmers Benefit From R&D Tax Credits?
Agri-Tech is one sector where technology is being used to provide solutions to problems in food production, farming, agriculture and distribution.
5TH SEPTEMBER, 2019
What Are The Benefits Of Accountants Working With R&D Tax Experts?
In this blog, we discuss why accountants and R&D advisors can work together to deliver expert R&D claims
28TH AUGUST, 2019
10 Biggest Issues Facing Small Irish Businesses Today
Here we take a look at the challenges faced by Irish SMEs in a modern day, global business world
23RD AUGUST, 2019
What Deductions And Allowances Can Be Made Regarding My Corporation Tax?
In this blog, we take a look at what tax deductions & allowances can be made regarding corporation tax for Irish business
15TH AUGUST, 2019
Are Only Big Businesses Eligible For R&D Tax Credits?
Has your company recently engaged in research, development or innovation? Then this one’s for you.
8TH AUGUST, 2019
Writing An Effective R&D Tax Credit Claim: Get The Technical Narrative Right
Part of applying for your R&D Tax Credits claim is to complete what’s referred to as a “technical narrative”. This piece of work can mean the difference between success and failure. Learn how to get it right first time
1ST AUGUST, 2019
How Can Irish Businesses Reduce Their Corporation Tax Bill?
Corporation Tax can be a major pain in the wallet for any business but the good news is there are a number of things that companies in Ireland can do to reduce the burden. Take a look through our handy list of tips and see if any apply to you.
26TH JULY, 2019
Top 10 Great Reasons To Start A Business In Ireland
Here we take a look at why exactly Ireland is such a great place to start a business, whatever industry it’s in.
19TH JULY, 2019
How Can Irish Businesses Boost Their Cash Flow Post-Brexit
Find out how Irish businesses can boost cash flow to better weather the storm of Brexit uncertainty.
12TH JULY, 2019
Growth Hack For Irish Businesses: Tap Into R&D Tax Credits
Businesses and start-ups across the country are missing out on a secret weapon that can broaden the base of resources to fuel growth.
5TH JULY, 2019
What Projects Qualify For R&D Tax Credits In The Medical Industry?
The pharmaceutical industry is one of the biggest areas of research and development activity in the world. Despite this, many companies in the sector are still yet to claim the 25% tax credit on qualifying R&D expenditure.
1ST JULY, 2019
Why Use An R&D Tax Claim Portal Over An R&D Advisor?
Traditionally, businesses turn to tax advisors for help with their R&D tax credit claims. However, there could be real benefits to gain by choosing an R&D tax claim portal like Tax Cloud instead.
24TH JUNE, 2019
Top Tax Cloud FAQs
Tax Cloud has fielded many questions from Irish customers with regards to the R&D tax credit scheme. In our this blog, we highlight some of the top questions we get asked when customers enquire with us
21ST JUNE, 2019
Does Your Software Company Qualify For R&D Tax Credits?
We are on the cusp of a technological avalanche, where artificial intelligence and augmented reality are starting to become a part of our daily lives. For this reason, software development is one of the biggest areas for which you can claim R&D Tax Credits.