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: Changes to Recently Amended Texas Franchise Tax Regulations


Published on June 10, 2022, Texas Register, the Texas Comptroller proposed revisions to the recently amended Texas franchise tax regulations surrounding the Texas sales and use tax exemption and the Texas franchise R&D tax credit. These revisions soften the Internal Use Software (IUS) and Combined Group definitions after receiving overwhelming feedback surrounding the Texas franchise … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: IRS Updates Audit Technique Guide for Cost Segregation


IRS Updates Audit Technique Guide for Cost Segregation On June 1st of, 2022, the IRS published the latest edition of the Cost Segregation Audit Technique Guide (ATG). The Cost Segregation ATG assists IRS examiners during audits by providing an understanding of technical information, examination techniques, and what to look for when reviewing cost segregation reports. … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Reviving Missouri’s R&D Tax Credit 2023


It has been nearly 18 years since Missouri taxpayers have seen a state credit related to its qualified research expenditures (QREs). This may change beginning in 2023! In an effort to further stimulate Missouri’s economy, State Senator Brian Williams offered an amendment to HB 2400 sponsored by State Representative Dan Houx. This amendment attempts to … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Wisconsin’s Refundable R&D Tax Credit Gets a Boost


Wisconsin’s Department of Revenue recently updated its Publication 131, entitled Tax Incentives for Conducting Qualified Research in Wisconsin for Taxable Years Beginning on or After January 1, 2021. It explains qualified research, eligibility and the mechanics for calculating and substantiating the credit. The most notable change to the Wisconsin credit is increasing the percentage of … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: IRS and Treasury Release Rev. Proc. 2022-14 Earlier This Year


The IRS and Treasury released Rev. Proc. 2022-14 earlier this year, updating and superseding the current list of automatic method changes. Background Taxpayers generally cannot change from an established accounting method to a different method unless they first obtain IRS consent to change from the established accounting method. Taxpayers must obtain IRS consent to change … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Changes in Kansas Research and Development Tax Credit Incentive


Earlier this month, the Kansas University Jayhawks men’s basketball team captured the school’s 6th National NCAA Championship with a 72-69 victory over the North Carolina Tarheels. In one of the most competitive college basketball years to date, Kansas was crowned number 1. Much like college basketball, states compete to attract businesses and innovation to spur … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight – Does Coke Owe the IRS $10+ Billion for Transfer Pricing?


What Happens if Coke Continues to Lose in Tax Court? Coca-cola recently lost an appeal of a transfer pricing court case, which concluded that Coke owes an additional $3.1 billion in tax for 2007 through 2009.¹ In addition to denying the Motion for Reconsideration on procedural grounds, Tax Court Judge Albert Lauber decided to elaborate … Read More