Gamers target tax breaks for industry

Britain has been successful in lobbying for tax breaks for their game developers. Should Ireland be next? Joe Griffin reports.

6th April, 2014
Gamers target tax breaks for industry
Anthony Quigley, director and co-founder of the Digital Marketing Institute.

In recent weeks, the British games industry announced a new tax break. The European Commission approved the incentives, which offers game developers up to 25 per cent tax relief on four-fifths of their costs.

So where does this leave Ireland? As it stands, Ireland has dozens of small, indigenous game start-ups, and a handful of bigger, foreign companies, most of which are employing people in customer service roles, including the American giants Electronic Arts (EA) and...

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