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Intellectual Property Tax Issues for SMEs 2016

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Looking to enhance your knowledge and keep up to date? This HD Video Online CPD Course for Accounting, Management or Financial professionals covers x CPD hours. It accompanied by Power Point Slides and Notes, andAccredited by the CPD Standards Office.

This Course is presented by Anne Fairpo. Intellectual Property and other intangible assets form a very large proportion of the value of most businesses; governments encourage innovation and development in business because there is a clear link between the level of innovation in an economy and the performance of that economy.


This CPD course is filmed in High Definition Video and accompanied by Power Point Slides and Course Notes, which are engagingly written, highly comprehensive and accessible to all learners. It covers 3 hours of CPD training, arming you with the highest level of topical knowledge.

Whilst encouraging innovation, it also seems that governments are concerned that the intangible nature of IP makes it hard to identify assets and transactions. As a result, IP taxation in the UK is a complex mix of incentives, case law, specific tax rules and general tax rules – and, at the same time, subject to substantial anti-avoidance measures - this webinar provides an overview of those tax rules and considers the impact of the anti-avoidance measure introduced.

Section 1: UK Taxation of Intellectual Property

  • Corporate Regime
  • Acquiring IP
  • Exploiting IP
  • VAT
  • Litigation settlements
  • Transfer pricing

Section 2: IP Tax Incentives

  • The Patent Box
  • R&D Reliefs

Section 3: International IP Issues

  • Incentivising Behaviour
  • Infrastructure issues for government
  • Consequences
  • Government responses


Instant CPD is an Accredited CPD Provider by the CPD Standards Office. Upon completion of each course, students will be automatically issued with a CPD certificate stating their full name, the course title, the date of completion, and the CPD points gained. This can then be downloaded as a PDF and sent to your accounting body.

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