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A Research and Development (R&D) tax credit is a tax break that allows businesses to deduct some of the money they spend on research and development from their taxable income. The R&D tax credit was created as a way to encourage businesses to invest in basic or applied research which is defined as work that is aimed at improving or developing a product or process.
The credit can be used to offset a significant portion of the costs associated with R&D, and it is available to businesses of all sizes, but the size of the credit depends on the company’s tax bracket. The deduction can be taken regardless of whether the R&D is conducted in-house or by outside contractors.
Companies can rely on it as a long-term planning tool. Businesses can elect to take the R&D tax credit as a current-year deduction or as a credit against their federal income taxes. The credit can also be carried back three years or carried forward twenty years.
There are several benefits of an R&D tax credit, including:
Another advantage is, businesses can outsource their R&D projects to qualified contractors and still get the tax credit. This can be helpful if a business does not have the resources or staff to conduct their own R&D.
These advisors have expertise in identifying which credits are available to businesses and helping them claim these credits. They also have tools that can help businesses track their R&D spending so they can qualify for these credits.
There are a few different types of R&D tax credits. The most common type is the credit for basic research, which is available to businesses in all industries.
There are also industry-specific tax credits available for certain types of businesses, such as the credit for advanced technology companies or the credit for biotechnology companies.
Businesses can qualify for an R&D tax credit if they meet certain qualifications. These qualifications vary depending on the type of tax credit that is being claimed.
There are a few things that your business needs to do in order to qualify for the R&D tax credit. To start with, you need to be conducting active R&D in one of the following areas:
In addition to conducting active R&D, your business also needs to have spent at least $2 million on R&D activities in the last three years. And finally, your business must have a taxable income of at least $5 million. If your business meets all of these requirements, you can claim a research and development tax credit of up to 20% of the amount that you spend on R&D activities.
We take the pressure off of you by authoring your technical reports, reviewing claims and eligibility, and ensuring everything possible is done to maximize your claim. With decades of combined experience, our technical and service experts make your process easy and your claim more accurate.
Getting the most from your innovation investments means regularly monitoring qualifying work—not just once a year in a mad rush at deadline time. Boast makes it easy to stay updated with our automated software and integrations, but our experts will check in with you regularly to discuss options.
Our manufacturing R&D tax experts will quickly assess which of your activities are eligible for R&D tax credits. During this conversation we will highlight: