KBKG is Speaking and Exhibiting at the ICPAS SUMMIT21

08/24/2021

Lester Cook, Alex Martin, and Michael Maroney will be speaking at the ICPAS SUMMIT21 along with our Regional Director, Kyle Ernsberger who will be exhibiting at booth 3. The Tax Conference brings together tax professionals in public or private accounting. If you’re at the conference, please come join our sessions or visit our booth. Our Principal Lester Cook, CCSP, will … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: New Illinois Bill Makes R&D Tax Credit More Valuable

02/24/2021

Companies performing qualified research and development activities in Illinois are one step closer to a much-improved state R&D credit.  Historically, companies in Illinois must have experienced an increase in qualified research expenditures (QRE) over the previous three years to receive the state tax credit. Illinois State Representative Tony McCombie has introduced a bill for an … Read More

KBKG Midwest Team on Pink Ribbon Day

10/22/2020

KBKG launched the annual firmwide breast cancer campaign with “Pink Ribbon Day.” Colleagues were asked to wear something pink. Participation was spirited and our Midwest team gathered to rally behind the campaign. We’re collecting donations for two fundraising initiatives: Susan G. Komen American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer   Pictured from left to … Read More

Regional Director Todd French Joins KBKG’s Midwest Office

11/07/2019

KBKG is pleased to announce the addition of Business Development Regional Director Todd French to KBKG’s Midwest Regional office, who is relocating from the KBKG Texas office after serving the Dallas-Ft. Worth Community. Todd French began his finance career 15 years ago as a banker for a large regional bank where he was trained to … 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

KBKG Tax Insight: Illinois Reinstates the R&D Tax Credit

07/07/2017

On Thursday, July 6th, the Illinois state legislature successfully voted to override Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto, giving the state its first operating budget in two years.  Included in the $36 billion spending plan is an extension of the state’s research and development tax credit through December 31, 2021.  The research and development (R&D) credit … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Is a More Valuable R&D Credit Coming Soon?

06/08/2017

The R&D tax credit, which awards companies large and small for their innovative efforts and that was made permanent in 2015, could now be more lucrative with new bi‐partisan support. Senators Chris Coons (D‐DE) and Pat Roberts (R‐KS) have introduced a bill increasing the R&D credit up to 25% for companies that not only conduct … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: IRS Issues Final Regulations Surrounding the Qualification of Internal Use Software towards the R&D Tax Credit

10/04/2016

On October 4, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations which provide guidance on the qualification of internal use software (“IUS”) for purposes of the Section 41 Credit for Increasing Research Activities. The final regulations (TD 9786) address many of the comments received regarding the proposed regulations that were released in January of 2015. … Read More