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 the audit process occurs. The video series features two of our former IRS professionals, Jack Jolly and Mark Bodenstab. Viewers can expect to learn what is involved in an IRS audit of the R&D Tax Credit, how to be prepared in the event of an audit, and many more hot topics.

In the sixth video of the series, Mark Bodenstab goes over the details about the Research & Development four-part test.

Benefits of Having Former IRS Professionals on Our Team

With a combined 34+ years of experience working for the IRS, Jack and Mark bring their technical expertise to KBKG. Their insights and experience further enhance the quality of the studies performed by KBKG. They know from personal experience the variety of quality the IRS sees with these studies. Together, Mark and Jack are an integral part of KBKG’s Audit Support.

More about Mark Bodenstab

Mark Bodenstab is a Director of the Research & Development Tax Credit Services, operating out of New Hampshire. Mark brings knowledge of many aspects of R&D from his 20+ years in the private sector as well as 14 years with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He joined the IRS as a General Engineer to provide technical and valuation support in the examination of large corporate tax filings. He has experience in a wide range of engineering issues, including the complicated credit for increasing research. He was selected as a manager to supervise a team of IRS Engineers and Appraisers. During this time, he also served in a national role as Staff Assistant to the Director of Field Operations.

For more about Mark Bodenstab, visit his bio page.

Audit Defense Practice

Working with a qualified firm with a team of experienced specialists can abate many issues that could arise during an audit. With decades of research credit audit experience, we fully understand IRS audit techniques and procedures. Our firm can guide you through the audit process in the least amount of time while sustaining the maximum credit possible.

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Should you have questions or need guidance, our R&D tax credit team of former IRS experts and experienced technical leaders are here to help. Contact us today.

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