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05 Apr 2018

2017 R&D tax incentive country profiles available

On 5 March 2018, the European Commission (EC) and the OECD held a joint Workshop on “R&D tax incentives: What are the main trends and measurement gaps?”, with a multidisciplinary group including R&D and tax experts working on statistics, analysis and policy making. As a follow-up to this workshop, the 2017 R&D tax incentive country profiles are now available at the OECD R&D tax incentives website. They cover 31 countries, including 14 EU Member States to-date, and provide insights into the longer-term developments and recent trends around R&D tax incentives, comprising design features and cost of tax provisions.

The role of research and development (R&D) as a key factor driving innovation and economic growth has been increasingly at the core of policy-makers’ agendas. Within this context, tax incentives have become a major tool for promoting business R&D in many OECD, EU and other major economies. A significant number of EU Member States have adapted their R&D policy mix towards greater use of indirect support, notably via R&D tax incentives.

OECD R&D tax incentives website

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