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How Businesses Can Save on Research and Product Development

How Businesses Can Save on Research and Product Development

Research and product development is considered a set of activities undertaken by organizations in an effort to develop new products and improve ones that already exist. Research and development (R&D) is the key to creating new technologies that will shape our...

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A Deep Dive Into the Cost Segregation Process

A Deep Dive Into the Cost Segregation Process

There is no question that a great deal of information is available about the cost segregation process. However, there are common misunderstandings associated with the process and the term itself. This article will clear up some of the questions about cost segregation....

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A Quick Guide to Explaining IRS Payroll Tax Audits to Clients

A Quick Guide to Explaining IRS Payroll Tax Audits to Clients

No large or small business owner wants to hear that they are being audited - especially if they have never experienced the situation before. As a CPA firm, it is your job to help clients navigate the process, help them prepare for the audit, and ultimately put their...

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The Shrink Back Rule: Myths and Misconceptions

The Shrink Back Rule: Myths and Misconceptions

By: Brett Barton, Director, Tri-Merit  Key Takeaways: Qualified expenses can be found within smaller components of larger projects The aggregate of these subset development expenses can add up to significant tax savings Understanding what to look for is critical in...

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The FORWARD Act Improves Access to the R&D Tax Credits

The FORWARD Act Improves Access to the R&D Tax Credits

New legislation has been introduced by Senator Chris Coons of Delaware that will boost federal investment in private American businesses that perform research and development (R&D), including activities that will help fight the Coronavirus and rebuild the economy....

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What Industries Benefit from Cost Segregation Analysis

What Industries Benefit from Cost Segregation Analysis

A cost segregation analysis is the process of looking at and reallocating engineering-based costs relating to the construction, renovation or acquisition of a building. When properly done, this could result in additional accelerated deductions and increased cash flow....

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R&D Tax Credit 4 Part Test: No Surprise Quiz Here

R&D Tax Credit 4 Part Test: No Surprise Quiz Here

Written by Alex Bray As one of the most taxpayer beneficial credits available at the federal and state levels, the Research and Development (R&D) Credit encourages domestic innovation by rewarding taxpayers for their investment in "qualified business activities."...

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What Qualifies as an R&D Expenditure?

What Qualifies as an R&D Expenditure?

The Research & Development Tax Credit (R&D tax credit) is a dollar-for-dollar federal tax credit that incentivizes the development of new or improved products or processes. Potentially any company that performs "qualifying research activities" (QRAs) on U.S....

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