KBKG Tax Insight: Minnesota Introduces an Alternative Simplified R&D Tax Credit

02/22/2022

In an effort to further stimulate the Minnesota economy, state Senator Julia Coleman and House Representative Kristin Robbins introduced S.F. 2970 and H.F. 3316, respectively. Both bills would add a new methodology for taxpayers to utilize in calculating its Minnesota R&D Tax Credit. It is modeled after the federal Alternative Simplified R&D Credit (ASC) methodology. … Read More

Hawaii Senator Jarrett Keohokalole Seeks to Increase Annual Cap for State’s Research Credit

02/08/2022

On January 21, 2022, Hawaii State Senator Jarrett Keohokalole introduced Senate Bill (SB) 2599, revising the certification requirements and increasing the annual aggregate cap for the State of Hawaii’s tax credit for research activities (“Hawaii R&D tax credit”). The proposed Section 235-110.91 revisions would first and foremost triple the aggregate cap of research credits available … Read More

KBKG Speaking at Ohio Chamber of Commerce – 2022 Business Tax Conference

01/24/2022

KBKG spoke at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce 2022 Business Tax Conference on Tuesday, January 25th and Wednesday, January 26th. Lester Cook presented on Cost Segregation, Paul McVoy spoke on R&D Tax Credits, and Todd French represented the firm at the exhibit booth. See below for session details. Tuesday, January 25th | 1:45PM EST Cost … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: ABA Urges IRS for Proposed Regulations for R&D

01/19/2022

The American Bar Association (ABA) is calling on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue regulations regarding new tax filing procedures required by taxpayers to comply with a Chief Counsel Memorandum issued by the IRS on October 15, 2021. Effective January 10, 2022, these new procedures significantly expand the documentation required to accompany the filing … Read More

[Updated] KBKG Tax Insight: R&D Tax Credits – Protective 280C(c)(3) Elections

01/07/2022

Updated January 7, 2022 The Section 41 Research Credit was enacted in 1981 as a temporary code section and made permanent with the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (“PATH”) Act of 2015. The research credit is an incentive providing taxpayers across all industries, performing qualified activities, the opportunity to reduce their tax … Read More

Feature: What Is the Research and Development (R&D) Credit and How Do I Qualify?

11/10/2021

As featured in the Small Business Tax Savings Podcast Mike Jesowshek, CPA, Founder of JETRO & Associates, interviewed our Research and Development Tax Credits Principal, Jonathan Tucker. Topics discussed include the fundamentals of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit, R&D tax credit benefits the four-part test, qualifying activities, qualifying expenditures, and more. Each year … Read More

[Video] What is the Four-Part Test?

10/20/2021

Many companies are hesitant to take advantage of the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit for fear of a possible IRS audit. In our video series, former IRS engineering officials discuss how many companies can avoid IRS scrutiny by properly describing their research activities. KBKG’s IRS Audit Defense videos give a better understanding of how … Read More