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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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Wondering How to Offset Payroll Tax with R&D Tax Credits?

Wondering How to Offset Payroll Tax with R&D Tax Credits?

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (The PATH Act) created an opportunity for qualified small businesses to offset all or a portion of their contribution to payroll tax using federal R&D tax credits for up to five years. Business owners and executives interested in saving valuable payroll tax dollars need to understand the following key points.

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Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on R&D Tax Credits

Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on R&D Tax Credits

The largest and most complex tax cut in U.S. history, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), has left American business owners wondering how the changes to the tax code will affect them and their businesses. In the coming months, business executives and their tax preparers will be scurrying to reformulate their tax strategies and business plans ahead of year’s end.

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8 Things to Consider When Choosing an R&D Tax Credit Practitioner

8 Things to Consider When Choosing an R&D Tax Credit Practitioner

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was recently passed by Congress raised a lot of concerns and questions about the future of the R&D tax credit. You may be asking yourself, “How do I choose a qualified R&D tax credit specialist who can assist my business identify activities and expenses that qualify for the credit, and maximize the cash benefit?”

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