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Energy Incentives and Beyond

Energy Incentives and Beyond

Governments typically incentivize private industry to produce research and development (R&D) as a strategic tool to advance their economies. Initially temporary, the federal R&D tax credit became the United States’ primary means for rewarding businesses for investment in research. The PATH Act of 2015 permanently extended the R&D tax credit and expanded its provisions.

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How has the r&d tax credit expanded over the years?

How has the r&d tax credit expanded over the years?

Governments typically incentivize private industry to produce research and development (R&D) as a strategic tool to advance their economies. Initially temporary, the federal R&D tax credit became the United States’ primary means for rewarding businesses for investment in research. The PATH Act of 2015 permanently extended the R&D tax credit and expanded its provisions.

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How cost segregation affects recapture

How cost segregation affects recapture

Cost segregation is a highly beneficial and widely accepted tax compliance strategy utilized by commercial real estate owners and tenants to accelerate depreciation deductions, defer tax, and improve cash flow. Once used only by big-4 type accounting firms and the nation’s largest real estate owners, this practice has now become routine for commercial property owners of almost every size.

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HOW 2021 EQUALS LIFO OPPORTUNITIES

HOW 2021 EQUALS LIFO OPPORTUNITIES

With inflation on the rise, now is the time to look at Last-In-First-Out (LIFO) accounting if you have inventories of building supplies, lumber or hardware. Whether you are already on LIFO or not, analyzing the IPIC LIFO method for 2021 could be a great opportunity. IPIC LIFO uses indexes published by the Bureau of Labor Statics to measure inflation on your inventory.

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Cost Segregation and Estate Planning

Cost Segregation and Estate Planning

Cost segregation is a highly beneficial and widely accepted tax compliance strategy utilized by commercial real estate owners and tenants to accelerate depreciation deductions, defer tax, and improve cash flow. Once used only by big-4 type accounting firms and the nation’s largest real estate owners, this practice has now become routine for commercial property owners of almost every size.

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How Inflation Drives LIFO Planning

How Inflation Drives LIFO Planning

With both monetary policy and COVID related supply chain disruption driving current and future price increases, safeguarding inventory, often your clients’ largest asset, from the detrimental effects of inflation is now on the minds of many tax advisors.

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R&D Tax Credits Refundable or Recoverable?

R&D Tax Credits Refundable or Recoverable?

The R&D Tax Credit is not refundable; however, unused credits can still provide a cash windfall. A commonly asked question: “Is the R&D tax credit refundable?” In other words, can R&D tax credits be easily converted to cash? The short answer is no. R&D tax credits are used to offset a corporation’s income tax or …

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What is the R&D Tax Credit Carryforward Period?

What is the R&D Tax Credit Carryforward Period?

When it comes to claiming R&D tax credits, many taxpayers are unaware of the rules allowing them to carryforward the unused portion of their research tax credit. In most situations, a company who has qualifying research expenses but no income can carryforward the credit to offset tax liabilities on future profit. Any unused R&D credits …

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Another Source of Cash from Government Tax Credits

Another Source of Cash from Government Tax Credits

Many small and midsize businesses affected by COVID-19 are struggling to maintain their cashflow, operational capabilities, and internal research and development activities. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided some financial relief to these businesses affected by COVID-19…

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R&D Tax Credits for Software Development

R&D Tax Credits for Software Development

Companies who develop software for sale or use by customers or third parties, or for operating equipment or products, or for use in their business may be eligible for R&D tax credits. These research credits are a dollar-for-dollar reduction of federal and state tax liabilities. The SA’s R&D tax credit regulations relating to software development …

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Raise a Glass for R&D Tax Credits in the Craft Brewing Industry

Raise a Glass for R&D Tax Credits in the Craft Brewing Industry

Who knew the craft brewing industry would qualify for the research tax credit. Ask a Master Brewer about their unique beers and you will likely receive a passionate description of how they constantly explore innovative and diverse styles of beer making to meet market demands and stay competitive. Companies in the brewery industry often invest …

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Is Your A&E Firm Benefiting from R&D Tax Credits?

Is Your A&E Firm Benefiting from R&D Tax Credits?

A&E firms, whether developing a sky-rise office building in Manhattan, an advanced suspension bridge or a suburban shopping mall, are faced with a host of technical challenges that require their engineers and technical leaders to devise solutions that are unique, viable and cost effective…..

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