Tax Incentives for the Architecture & Engineering Industry

At KBKG, we know that Architecture & Engineering firms face many challenges. The ever-changing tax landscape can be burdensome and complicated. We recognize that Architecture & Engineering companies have an increased need for new cash flow sources through tax deductions and the effective use of tax credit programs.

We offer Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit, Cost Segregation, 179D Tax Deduction, Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), and IC-DISC services to keep our clients up to date on what's affecting their industry.

Our experts are highly knowledgeable and have many years of experience helping Architecture & Engineering firms claim tax incentives.

Architecture & Engineering Industry Tax Saving Opportunities

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit

Federal credit worth approximately 6.5% of wages related to designing, developing and improving processes, formulae, and software.

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179D Tax Deductions for Designing Energy Efficient Government Buildings

Federal deduction is up to $5.00/sq ft for energy efficient tax exempt buildings. Available to architects, engineers, design/build contractors and building owners.

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Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC)

The refundable credit is available from March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2021 and can be utilized even if companies received PPP loans. For 2021, there is a maximum credit of $7,000 per eligible employee, per quarter.

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Cost Segregation

Any building improvement over $750,000 should be reviewed for proper classification of the individual components for tax depreciation.

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IC-DISC for Designing Foreign Buildings

The Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC) offers significant Federal income tax savings if designing a foreign building.

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Tax Insights for the Architecture, Engineering, and Design Industry

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