ICT Sector: Research & Development

Types of activities BDO have found to qualify in the ICT sector

Ireland has a thriving indigenous IT sector and is home to the second highest concentration of ICT multinationals in which BDO has wide experience. While it is impossible to provide an exhaustive list and each case would have to be reviewed in its own context to assess eligibility, the following are areas where we have, in the past, found qualifying R&D activities in the sector:

  • Query optimisation
  • Framework extension
  • New or improved algorithms
  • Performance enhancements
  • Architecture development/enhancement
  • End to end security solutions
  • Data transportation platforms
  • Integrations
  • Data constructs.

If you are carrying out some of the above activities please download the PDF to find out more or contact one of our dedicated R&D Tax Service team.