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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.
Our experts are highly knowledgeable and have many years of experience helping Architecture & Engineering firms claim tax incentives.
Federal credit worth approximately 6.5% of wages related to designing, developing and improving processes, formulae, and software.Learn More
Federal deduction worth $1.80 per square foot of energy efficient buildings. Available to architects, engineers, design/build contractors and building owners.Learn More
The Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC) offers significant Federal income tax savings if designing a foreign building.Learn More
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.Learn More
Tax Insights for the Architecture, Engineering, and Design Industry
Senate Passes Groundbreaking Inflation Reduction Act, Expanding 179D Deduction for Architects, Engineers, and Designers
We recently posted a brief update on the Inflation Reduction Act. After negotiations between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senators Manchin and Sinema, an updated Inflation Reduction Act has passed the Senate and moves one step closer to being enacted through the House of Representatives and President Biden. With the Senate being the toughest … Read More
KBKG Tax Insight: IRS Releases Updated Practice Unit on 179D Deduction, Impacting Designers of Government Owned Buildings
As featured in Accounting Today On Friday, June 24, 2022, the IRS Large Business and International (LB&I) Division released an updated 53-page Practice Unit on the Section 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction. The purpose of this Practice Unit is to serve as a job aid and as a training manual on 179D tax deductions … Read More
KBKG, R&D Tax Credits & 179D Incentives Firm, to Exhibit at the American Institute of Architects A’22 National Conference This Week
KBKG plans an educational and interactive booth experience for architect attendees at AIA’s largest annual event. CHICAGO, June 20, 2022 (Newswire.com) – Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG is set to exhibit at the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) A’22 Conference on Architecture in Chicago from June 22-25. At the exhibit, KBKG will showcase their architect … Read More
Architecture and engineering firms that are not claiming R&D Tax Credits, Employee Retention Tax Credits, or 179D are potentially leaving millions of dollars in tax benefits on the table each year. What are these benefits, and what cash flow is being overlooked? R&D Tax Credit Architecture and engineering firms may want to take another look … Read More
Architecture and engineering firms may want to take another look at the often forgotten Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit. Many may be eligible for federal and state research credits without realizing it. Historically, the R&D Tax Credit was geared to only benefit large companies; mostly in the manufacturing, software, high-tech and pharmaceutical industries. However, … Read More
After months of negotiations, Congress will pass a $900 billion COVID-relief package along with a$1.4 trillion spending package that funds the government for the 2021 fiscal year. President Donald Trump is expected to sign and enact this bill. In addition to providing a second round of COVID relief, the spending bill includes tax relief for … Read More
We recently added a Business Development Director at KBKG, Lon O’Connor, based out of our Pasadena headquarters. As a Director, she covers the Los Angeles region and focuses on building in-depth relationships with our CPA and industry partners. Lon has over 18 years of business management experience and spent the last decade serving small to … Read More
KBKG Tax Insight: Architectural Firms Can and Do Qualify for the Research and Development Tax Credit
Who says architectural firms can’t qualify for the research and development (R&D) tax credit? Not the United States Tax Court (USTC). The USTC recently granted summary judgment in favor of an architectural firm that claimed the R&D tax credit. At the heart of this judgment was whether Populous Holdings, Inc. (Populous) incurred contract research expenditures … Read More
Business owners are often surprised to learn they may be able to claim the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit. The credit was originally created as way to encourage American companies to conduct R&D activities domestically. While initially thought to apply to large companies with formal R&D departments, “smaller businesses” in a wide range of … Read More
In December, Congress passed and the President signed The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (“PATH”) Act of 2015. The bill includes the extension of the 179D Tax Deduction and changes ASHRAE requirements for projects placed in service in 2016. The extender package also included the permanent extension AND expansion of the Research and Development (“R&D”) … Read More