KBKG Tax Insight: Monetize R&D Tax Credits: Start-ups and Small Businesses

06/22/2021

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 made it possible for start-ups and small businesses to qualify for a tax credit of up to $250,000. Start-ups and small businesses that were previously unable to benefit from the research and development (R&D) tax credits due to lack of taxability should take advantage of … Read More

Research Tax Credit Opportunities for Architects and Engineers

05/17/2021

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

KBKG Tax Insight: (AB 80) PPP Loan is Tax Deductible in CA & Impact on R&D Tax Credit

05/10/2021

After months of uncertainty, California taxpayers can begin to proceed with some degree of clarity around the treatment of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (“EIDL”) as well as Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans received and forgiven for income tax purposes. Assembly Bill 80 (“A.B. 80” or the “bill”) allows taxpayers that meet certain criteria to exclude … Read More

KBKG Welcomes New Director to Their Texas Office

04/01/2021

DFW, Texas – KBKG, a nationwide tax specialty firm, hired new R&D Tax Credit Director, Bill Taylor, to join its Texas office. Bill has over 10 years of experience providing federal tax consulting services to companies in various industries, including technology, aerospace and defense, manufacturing, and other professional services. Bill began his career with a … Read More

Governor Newsom Announces $150k Expense Deduction for PPP Loans

03/02/2021

The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, a $2.1 Billion state-funded package, was created to provide much needed relief to California small businesses. Part of the state and Governor Newsom’s plan includes a measure that would allow up to $150,000 in PPP expenses to be eligible for deduction on state returns. While the details … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: New and Improved Changes to Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit: Furthering the American Recovery from the Coronavirus

05/06/2020

Senator Chris Coons of Delaware recently introduced legislation (S. 3593) called “Furthering Our Recovery With American Research & Development Act” (“FORWARD”), which makes changes to and expands Internal Revenue Code Section 41: Credit for Increasing Research Activities (“IRC 41”). Applying these modifications to the existing law could allow companies that invest in the research and … Read More

KBKG is Exhibiting at AICPA ENGAGE

06/03/2019

Our Principals, Greg Kniss, Jason Melillo, Kevin Zolriasatain, Operations Manager Michelle Mackerdichian, and Regional Director Michelle Vitale, will be exhibiting at the AICPA ENGAGE Conference, from June 9th through 13th 2019. Come by booth #310. AICPA ENGAGE cover various topics including tax, accounting, wealth management, business management, and more. Post Update 06/11/2019: Michelle Mackerdichian and … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: R&D Credit Opportunity – Improving an Existing Product

06/11/2018

Businesses who are creating a brand-new product may be aware that the expenses associated with the cost of developing the prototype, or first article, of that product can qualify for the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit1. Qualifying expenses can include employee wages, materials used in the construction of the prototype and any third-party contractors … Read More