10TH MAY, 2022
Writing an effective R&D Tax Credit claim: Get the technical narrative right
Ah the technical narrative; the heart of any claim for R&D Tax Credits. It’s the chance to ‘sell’ your R&D project to Revenue, justifying why you believe the award should be given. And yet, for many companies it’s their downfall.
27TH APRIL, 2022
Investors aren't interested - where am I going wrong?
You’ve worked tirelessly on perfect pitches and plans - but for some reason, getting those all-important investors on board just isn’t happening. All is not lost! Let's get back to basics.
14TH APRIL, 2022
Guest blog: How Irish businesses are tackling the rising cost of energy
It's no secret that energy bills are soaring. But as our guest blog for partners International Releases shows, there's still plenty that businesses can do.
13TH APRIL, 2022
Does your software company qualify for R&D Tax Credits?
The world is on the cusp of a technological avalanche with software development in the driving seat. Packed with innovative possibilities, it’s a breeding ground for R&D Tax Credit claims.
30TH MARCH, 2022
What does a modern R&D strategy look like?
Building a modern, well-designed R&D strategy isn’t as easy as it sounds. But there are some tried and tested things to include.
17TH MARCH, 2022
Growth hack for Ireland’s businesses: Could your company tap into R&D Tax Credits?
Businesses and start-ups across Ireland are missing out on a secret weapon that can potentially put thousands of euros back in their pockets.
3RD MARCH, 2022
What is an angel investor?
Angel investors are just one way of securing the funding your business needs to grow. But what else does a business angel bring to the table, and what does it mean for an R&D Tax Credits claim?
18TH FEBRUARY, 2022
Fishing for chips: EU to provide €43 billion in chip production pledge
There’s a global shortage of chips. No, not the crispy potato kind - the kind that cars, phones, tech devices and thousands of other products rely on to function. Find out more about the EU’s €43 billion funding pledge.
10TH FEBRUARY, 2022
Guest post: How Irish companies are breathing life back into the post-Covid travel sector
Ireland is leading the way in post-Covid travel and the future looks bright.
2ND FEBRUARY, 2022
E-scooters: The latest in green machine innovation or just a bit of a pest?
E-scooters are a quick, cheap and environmentally friendly way to get around. They also come with the chance to innovate, but still attract a certain level of controversy.
20TH JANUARY, 2022
Quick wins for Irish companies: Top 5 Corporation Tax deductions at a glance
No company wants to pay more Corporation Tax than it has to. Take a look at our quick ways to cut yours down to size.
10TH JANUARY, 2022
What makes Dublin so innovative?
Vibrant, young and diverse, Dublin shines as a hub of business innovation.
17TH DECEMBER, 2021
Knowledge Transfer Ireland has announced the winners of the 6th annual Impact Awards
From climate change mitigation to cancer treatments, the KTI Impact Awards celebrate projects in Ireland that truly push the boundaries of possibility.
29TH NOVEMBER, 2021
Could your business be eligible for R&D Tax Credits without even knowing?
Is your company overlooking thousands (or even tens of thousands) of pounds it’s rightfully entitled to?
22ND OCTOBER, 2021
Supply Chain Innovation: How Does Amazon Do It?
Amazon is able to deliver a package to a customer within HOURS of them placing their order online. Ever wondered how that was possible?
6TH OCTOBER, 2021
Are R&D Tax Portals Really Better Than An R&D Tax Advisor?
Is using an online tax return portal to file your R&D tax claim better than hiring a traditional R&D tax advisor?
21ST SEPTEMBER, 2021
What Makes a Good Technical R&D Report?
To secure the maximum amount of R&D tax credits possible, you need to submit an accurate, convincing and precise technical report...
9TH SEPTEMBER, 2021
What Are the 5 Major Areas of Global R&D?
R&D is crucial for encouraging creativity, boosting the economy and helping companies beat the competition. These are 5 areas that are investing heavily in R&D...
24TH AUGUST, 2021
How to Validate Your Healthcare Innovations in 3 Simple Steps
Healthcare innovation is risky: R&D costs and the potential to fail are both high. Before you start your next innovative healthcare project, try validating your assumptions from the get-go...
12TH AUGUST, 2021
How to Plan an Effective R&D Strategy
The only way to beat the competition is to give customers what they want: the newest products, services or processes. And, the only way to make sure you are continuously giving your customers the newest products, services or processes is to create an innovation strategy.
28TH JULY, 2021
How to Get the Right Team for Your R&D Project
When it comes to R&D activities it pays to hire the best. The right R&D team structure can save you money and make R&D processes quicker, smoother and more successful.
15TH JULY, 2021
10 Tips for Reducing Your Corporation Tax Bill
Looking for ways to reduce the burden of Corporation Tax? Take a look at these ten top tips to minimise the impact that Corporation Tax has on your company’s profits.
16TH JUNE, 2021
The R&D Roadmap: What It Is, Why You Need It & How to Create One
The best ways to stay competitive as a business is to invest in R&D. To do that, you need an R&D roadmap...
2ND JUNE, 2021
The Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I) Scheme Explained
The RD&I scheme offers companies of any size the opportunity to develop new or vastly improved products, services or processes by funding their research, development and innovation projects.
19TH MAY, 2021
12 Big Challenges Facing Small Irish Businesses Today
Irish SMEs are the backbone of the Irish economy, but they're facing some tough times. This article uncovers 12 of the biggest challenges they’re currently dealing with.
5TH MAY, 2021
Can I Spend My R&D Tax Credits on Directors' Dividends?
A successful R&D Tax Credits claim can be spent exactly as a company sees fit, including paying directors' dividends. Find out more.
21ST APRIL, 2021
Life Science Innovations that Could Secure You R&D Funding
The life sciences sector covers a huge and incredibly diverse landscape, much of which could secure R&D funding.
7TH APRIL, 2021
What Do Irish Companies Spend Their R&D Tax Credit Award On?
Whether it’s reinvestment in further R&D, settling debts or purchasing new machinery, how an R&D Tax Credit award is spent is entirely up to you.
23RD MARCH, 2021
Top 10 Most Common Questions Asked About Tax Cloud Ireland
The Tax Cloud portal has become hugely popular since its launch in Ireland in 2019. Find out more about the portal and how it makes R&D Tax Credit claims a breeze.
9TH MARCH, 2021
Tax Cloud V's The Full Myriad Service: A Comparison
Getting specialist support in completing your R&D Tax Credit claim is essential. But what type should you choose?
24TH FEBRUARY, 2021
What Makes A Superior R&D Tax Credit Claims Portal
Choosing the ideal online claims portal for making your R&D Tax Credits application is not always easy. Find out what to look for.
10TH FEBRUARY, 2021
R&D Tax Credits: Eligible Projects And Costs In Ireland
Knowing which projects and costs to include in an R&D Tax Credits claim is far harder than it sounds. Here we lend a hand.
26TH JANUARY, 2021
What Types Of Software Projects Qualify For R&D Tax Credits?
Software projects are innovative by nature so frequently attract R&D Tax Credits. Here we look at the details.
13TH JANUARY, 2021
Most common R&D questions asked by businesses in Ireland
We find similar questions around funding research and development come up often. Here we’ve put together the answers to some common ones.
30TH DECEMBER, 2020
How Irish Companies Can Shave Money Off Their Corporation Tax Bill
In these incredibly tough economic times, companies across Ireland will be looking to reduce their Corporation Tax liability. Find out more.
16TH DECEMBER, 2020
R&D Tax Credits For Engineering Firms
Engineering in Ireland is a fast-paced, dynamic sector that fervently lends itself to intensive innovation. R&D Tax Credits help to make this possible.
2ND DECEMBER, 2020
Funding Announced Of €8.24m For Ireland's Enterprise Centres
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar has officially announced €8.24m in grants available to Ireland’s Enterprise Centres.
18TH NOVEMBER, 2020
Activities That Qualify For R&D Tax Credits In Agriculture
Innovation and agriculture go hand in hand. But did you know R&D Tax Credits can go a long way towards the cost? Find out more.
5TH NOVEMBER, 2020
6 Big Challenges That Irish Businesses Face Today
Businesses in Ireland are facing unprecedented challenges, particularly against the backdrop of COVID-19. Here we take a look.
29TH OCTOBER, 2020
Top Tips To Introduce Innovation Into Your Company
Sometimes introducing new innovative ideas and plans into your company isn’t easy. Here we’ve looked at some possible ways to do it successfully.
22ND OCTOBER, 2020
Company Making A Loss? Don't Forget R&D Tax Credits
R&D Tax Credits can be worth thousands of euros, even to the smallest of companies and projects. Regardless of profitability, make sure you don’t miss out.
15TH OCTOBER, 2020
A Brief Guide To Start-Up Funding In Ireland
Even with the pandemic in full swing, there’s still plenty of funding options in Ireland for those looking to start a new business.
8TH OCTOBER, 2020
Seed Funding In Ireland Gets €10 Million Boost From Government
Start-ups and small businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic. But the Irish government is now offering an additional lifeline.
1ST OCTOBER, 2020
Everything You Need To Know About The Credit Guarantee Scheme
The €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme is now open to businesses in Ireland. Find out more and how to apply.
24TH SEPTEMBER, 2020
How Can Businesses Get Paid Faster?
Being paid quickly, or at least on time, can mean the difference between a business staying afloat and going under. Try our tips.
17TH SEPTEMBER, 2020
What Is Disruptive Innovation?
Disruptive innovation can turn whole industries on their head. But is it just about upsetting major industry players or something more?
10TH SEPTEMBER, 2020
How To Inspire Innovation In Your Remote Workers
Remote working is becoming the norm - so how do you maintain an innovative culture in your team? Here we share some ideas.
4TH SEPTEMBER, 2020
What Are Innovation Pivots & How Are They Beneficial?
Innovation pivots can be key to the success of your project. But what are they and why would you make one? Here we take a look.
27TH AUGUST, 2020
How To Set An R&D Budget
Setting a realistic R&D budget can make all the difference to a project’s success. Here we look at how to do it.
20TH AUGUST, 2020
How SMEs can Maximise Their R&D Tax Credits Claims
By not maximising your R&D Tax Credits claim effectively, you could easily miss out on thousands of euros of extra cash. Find out more.
13TH AUGUST, 2020
Can I Reduce My Corporation Tax Due To COVID-19?
Here we look at ways to reduce your Corporation Tax bill, particularly in light of COVID-19. Find out more.
6TH AUGUST, 2020
A Quick-Fire List Of Top Irish Start-Up Supports
It’s no secret that starting your own business can be seriously hard on your pocket. Make sure you know about the different schemes that can help.
30TH JULY, 2020
Calls For 4-Year Spread Of Wage Subsidy Tax Burden
Calls have been made for the government to help individuals and small businesses by spreading their tax burden over four years. See the proposals.
23RD JULY, 2020
How Can R&D Help Us Prepare For Future Pandemics?
The current pandemic wasn’t the first one and it certainly won’t be the last. But how can R&D prepare us?
16TH JULY, 2020
How Ireland's Farmers Are Diversifying Their Income Streams
There’s a broad range of innovative activities that provide farmers all over Ireland with additional income streams. Here we take a look.
8TH JULY, 2020
How Does R&D In Ireland Compare To Other EU Countries?
COVID-19 is biting hard but luckily Ireland is in a strong position. So how does innovation fare in comparison to other EU states? We take a look.
1ST JULY, 2020
R&D Tax Credits for Irish Software companies
R&D Tax Credits can be claimed for a huge variety of innovative software-related project but sadly many Irish software companies are still missing out.
25TH JUNE, 2020
How The Tax Cloud Portal Can Mean Quick Cash For Your Company During The Economic Downturn
Now more than ever, companies across Ireland are looking for ways to boost their cashflow in these tough economic times. R&D Tax Credits claimed through the Tax Cloud portal is the perfect way to do this.
16TH JUNE, 2020
How Irish SMEs can collaborate with other organisations to promote and fund R&D activities
There are many benefits to working with other organisations on R&D but important ones include
9TH JUNE, 2020
What Is The Social Enterprise Development Fund?
In recognition of the contribution social enterprises make to society and the wider economy, the Social Enterprise Development Fund was set up to encourage social entrepreneurship in Ireland.
5TH JUNE, 2020
E-commerce Innovations In Ireland, Now And Into The Future
Ireland’s unique geography and demographics present their own challenges and opportunities for online retailers, making it quite distinct.
28TH MAY, 2020
How To Protect Your Business From Cyber Security Attacks
Cyber attacks can decimate a business, not just financially but reputationally too. Reputations take years to build but poor cyber security can destroy it in minutes
22ND MAY, 2020
What Makes Tax Cloud Different From The Full Myriad Service?
The Tax Cloud portal was launched in Ireland in June last year to make it easier and quicker for Irish businesses to claim their R&D tax credit entitlement. In this blog, we discuss the differences between Tax Cloud and full service R&D tax credit consultancy
14TH MAY, 2020
What's The Difference Between 'Invention' And 'Innovation'?
We all know that technology moves fast. Invention and innovation are certainly intertwined but there are some key differences between the two. Here we look at this a little more closely.
7TH MAY, 2020
Irish Companies Can Now Benefit From Earlier R&D Tax Credit Payments
At the beginning of April, the State’s tax collector announced that they are expediting payment of R&D Tax Credit claims to free up thousands of euros in cash for Irish businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
30TH APRIL, 2020
10 Interesting Facts About Innovation And R&D Tax Credits In The Republic of Ireland
Here we've put together some quick and interesting facts about research and development and the R&D Tax Credits scheme in the Irish Republic.
23RD APRIL, 2020
How To Reward Innovation In The Workplace
Here we look at what business owners and managers can do to encourage innovative thinking within in their own organisations.
17TH APRIL, 2020
How Can 'Angel Investors' Help Innovative Irish Businesses Grow?
Having an angel investor is just one of a large number of ways to secure funding for your new business or project But what exactly is an angel investor and how can they help?
9TH APRIL, 2020
Key Innovations That Have Recently Come About In Ireland's Supply Chain
In times of adversity we see the steepest rise in innovation, and undoubtedly this period of COVID-19 uncertainty will be no different. Here we look at the most recent supply chain innovations across Ireland and beyond.
9TH APRIL, 2020
Tax Cloud Ireland - COVID 19 Update
At this time of worry and concern about COVID-19, the team at Myriad & Tax Cloud fully appreciates the disruption to all our usual lives, both at work and at home.
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
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.
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.
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