23rd January 2013 – EMC, Ovens,

Our opening Business Briefing of 2013 focused on Tax and provided discussion from two leading companies on the topic: Leyton Consulting and PriceWaterhouseCoopers –areas to be presented: R&D Tax Credits(Leyton) and Personal & Corporate Tax (PwC), our guest Speakers for the evening are:

Eoin Brennan ACCA, AITI CTA, Head of Tax

Eoin a qualified tax consultant and accountant with over 14 years experience. At Leyton, Eoin manages the consultant team responsible for the delivery of R&D Tax Credit services to many of Ireland’s most innovative and dynamic companies.

David O’Connell BAI, BA,MIEI, Scientific Consultant Mgr.

David is a qualified engineer and one of the most experienced scientific consultants working in the field of R&D Tax Credits in Ireland. He has extensive experience of identifying and supporting eligible R&D activities.

Eoin and David discussed the tax aspects with an overview of the scheme rules as well as the scientific/technological side such as qualifying activities and supporting documentation. Their presentation is:

“R&D Tax Credits – Best Practice and Common Pitfalls”

Summary of the Leyton Consulting Presentation

Eugene O’Riordan, Director, Tax & Legal

Eugene has lead the PwC Cork based tax team since 2008. Whilst based in Cork primarily, Eugene also works from the Dublin office periodically to manage the tax affairs of Dublin based clients.

Catherine Desmond, Tax Senior Manager,

Catherine is a Senior Manager in Tax with PWC Cork, she presented the section on Personal Tax at tonight’s Businss Briefing

The PWC presentation was titled:

          “Personal & Corporate Tax – Developments, Challenges & Opportunities”

PWC – Personal & Corporate Tax – Full Presentation