Document Type

Presentation

Disciplines

2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Publication Details

This article is the second of a three-part series of articles focusing on tax and engineering .It is derived from material delivered by GrantThornton to students taking the Innovation and Knowledge Management module in the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering TUDublin. This article focuses on Knowledge Development Box (KDB).

Abstract

Finance Act 2015 introduced the Knowledge Development Box (KDB). The broad objective of the KDB is to promote innovation and provide an incentive whereby profits arising from patented inventions, copyrighted software and certain other specific asset classes can effectively be taxed at a reduced rate of 6.25%.


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