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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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Common Questions About the R&D Tax Credit

Common Questions About the R&D Tax Credit

The R&D tax credit is a powerful federal tax incentive that helps businesses of all types and sizes keep competitive while significantly reducing their tax burden. Unfortunately, misconceptions about the credit keep many qualifying businesses from pursuing it, leaving...

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R&D Tax Credit Qualified Expenses: Adapting Existing Product

R&D Tax Credit Qualified Expenses: Adapting Existing Product

Author: David Shereda Key Takeaways Adapting or improving a product can be a form of innovation worthy of R&D tax credits. However, your activities must make significant improvements to either the functionality, performance, reliability or quality of the existing...

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7 Small Business Tax Audit Triggers Owners Overlook

7 Small Business Tax Audit Triggers Owners Overlook

There are few words that strike fear into the heart of small business owners like "audit." The truth, however, is that the chance of the IRS auditing your small business taxes is relatively low. The audit rate is higher for Schedule C sole proprietorships (due to IRS...

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The R&D Tax Credit: Not Just for Engineers and Tech Startups

The R&D Tax Credit: Not Just for Engineers and Tech Startups

Companies of all sizes in dozens of industries are taking advantage of tax savings. Chances are you qualify. See simple 4-part test. By Chris Bird Companies spend enormous amounts of time, effort and money looking for ways to cut costs, streamline operations and...

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R&D Tax Credit Can Help CPAs Retain Business Clients

R&D Tax Credit Can Help CPAs Retain Business Clients

Don’t lose them to a competitor By Michelle Powell Key Takeaways Closing the knowledge gap about R&D tax credits is an easy way for CPAs to improve client value and retention. Look for companies that use technology to improve their products and processes. They may...

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4 Reasons Why Fear of Audit Risk Is Overstated

4 Reasons Why Fear of Audit Risk Is Overstated

By Phil Williams, JD, BSME Key Takeaways More companies than ever are taking advantage of engineering-based credits and incentives – just remember there’s no free lunch when it comes to your taxes. Having a sound methodology and the right team in place will ideally...

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