10% rate of Corporation Tax for Manufacturing Enterprises
A 10% rate of corporation tax is applied to income from the sale of goods manufactured by a company in the State. These include both goods which are normally considered manufactured, and also goods and services specifically designated by the legislation as qualifying for the relief (especially computer services).
A general 12.5% rate for trading profits will apply from 1 January 2003. Existing operations which are eligible for the 10% rate will retain entitlement to this rate until the end of the year 2010 in the case of manufacturing.
New projects established after 22 July 1998 in manufacturing will be eligible for the 10% rate in respect of their activities until 31 December 2002, after which they will then be subject to the 12.5% rate. A maximum of 77 IDA grant aided projects per year will qualify.
The Revenue Commissioners give advance opinions to companies as to whether their particular activity would qualify for the 10% relief.