David O’Keeffe

David O’Keeffe

David spent more than 23 years with KPMG as a corporate tax adviser, 10 of those as a partner. He has been involved with the UK’s R&D regime since the very first discussions and consultation and is recognised as one of the leading advisers in this area; indeed, he is the only R&D adviser credited with contributing to Sir James Dyson’s influential Ingenious Britain review. He was instrumental, along with CIOT, in getting HMRC to establish the R&D Consultative Committee and continues to represent CIOT on that committee. David has now retired from KPMG and works as a freelance consultant to businesses on issues such as R&D relief.

Research and Development – addressing some of the uncertainty
Tax Voice
20 December 2017

From an R&D tax relief perspective the headline news from the recent Budget was the increase in the rate of R&D Expenditure Credit (RDEC) from 11% to 12%. The increased rate will apply to expenditure incurred on or after 1 January 2018. The proposed amendment to CTA 2009, s104M to effect this change is included in the Finance Bill, published on the 1st December, at Clause 19.

Business Tax Voice, February 2017
Business Tax Voice
6 February 2017

David O’Keefe contemplates the potential for development

Business Tax Voice – Issue 1, May 2016
Business Tax Voice
31 May 2016

David O’Keeffe provides an overview of some significant changes