Research and Development Tax Insights

KBKG Tax Insight: IRS Updates Form 6765 to Claim R&D Credit

KBKG Tax Insight: IRS Updates Form 6765 to Claim R&D Credit

06/25/2024

By Jonathan Tucker | Principal, Research & Development Tax Credits On June 21, 2024, the IRS released an updated draft form 6765 – Credit for Increasing Research Activities, the tax form taxpayers must file with their tax returns to claim the R&D tax credit. This revised draft provides much-needed relief for taxpayers by reducing the … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: IRS Eases Requirements for R&D Credit Refunds

KBKG Tax Insight: IRS Eases Requirements for R&D Credit Refunds

06/20/2024

By Jonathan Tucker | Principal, Research & Development Tax Credits The IRS issued new guidance around amending for R&D tax credit refunds postmarked as of June 18, 2024. This guidance reduces the documentation requirement to be submitted for amending by removing two previously required items. KBKG Insight: With just three documents needed to submit the … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Tax Court Denies R&D Credits for Engineering Firm

KBKG Tax Insight: Tax Court Denies R&D Credits for Engineering Firm

05/13/2024

By Emily Flemmer | Manager, Research & Development Tax Credits In the case of Meyer, Borgman & Johnson, Inc. v. Commissioner No. 23-1523 (8th Cir. May 6, 2024), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld the Tax Court’s decision denying research tax credits to a structural engineering firm because the taxpayer’s research … Read More

Tax Alert: DEA Proposal to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana

Tax Alert: DEA Proposal to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana

05/10/2024

By Paul McVoy and Bill Taylor | Principals, Research & Development Tax Credits A recent proposal by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule III drug represents a significant shift in the regulatory framework surrounding cannabis. This change could have profound effects on companies operating within the marijuana … Read More

Simple, Swift, Secure: KBKG’s Dash.tax Transforms R&D Credits Up to $50k

Simple, Swift, Secure: KBKG’s Dash.tax Transforms R&D Credits Up to $50k

04/29/2024

PASADENA, Calif. – April 29, 2024 – KBKG, a premier provider of comprehensive specialty tax services and solutions, proudly announces the debut of Dash.tax, its latest R&D tax credit software solution tailored for CPAs and businesses. Designed for swift and precise outcomes, Dash empowers users to effortlessly generate customized Research & Development (R&D) tax credit … Read More

Arizona Introduces New Research & Development Calculation Method for Tax Year 2023

Arizona Introduces New Research & Development Calculation Method for Tax Year 2023

04/22/2024

KBKG Tax Alert: Arizona Introduces New Research & Development Calculation Method for Tax Year 2023 By Elise Rhee| Director, Research & Development Tax Credits Effective for the tax year ended 2023, Arizona has implemented a new calculation method, mirroring the federal Alternative Simplified Calculation (ASC) approach. Notably, if a taxpayer hasn’t incurred qualified research expenses … Read More

Virginia Research and Development Expenses Tax Credits Amended

Virginia Research and Development Expenses Tax Credits Amended

04/15/2024

KBKG Tax Alert: Virginia Research and Development Expenses Tax Credits Amended By Ian Williams| Principal, R&D Tax Credits Effective July 2024, Virginia’s Governor Youngkin signed legislation that impacts Virginia’s major research and development expenses tax credit. The changes include a decreased major R&D expenses cap, a new credit calculation method, and an increased R&D expenses … Read More

Michigan’s Senate Enacts R&D Tax Credit

Michigan’s Senate Enacts R&D Tax Credit

03/25/2024

KBKG Tax Insight: Michigan’s Senate Enacts R&D Tax Credit By Michael Maroney | Director, Research & Development Tax Credits On March 19, 2024, Michigan’s Senate passed legislation enacting an R&D credit, the first of its kind since the R&D credit expired over a decade ago. The Senate passed HB 5100, which the Democrat-led Michigan House … Read More

Research and Development Expensing (IRC Section 174) Still has Bipartisan Support

Research and Development Expensing (IRC Section 174) Still has Bipartisan Support

03/22/2024

KBKG Tax Alert: Research and Development Expensing (IRC Section 174) Still has Bipartisan Support During a March 21 hearing on President Biden’s Fiscal 2025 budget, members of the Senate Finance Committee urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to remember federal research and development (R&D) tax incentives to improve the United States’ economic competitiveness. The R&D tax … Read More

KBKG Tax Alert: Update on the 174 Capitalization Fix, 2024 Tax Relief Act

KBKG Tax Alert: Update on the 174 Capitalization Fix, 2024 Tax Relief Act

03/11/2024

KBKG Tax Alert: Update on the 174 Capitalization Fix, 2024 Tax Relief Act The American Families and Workers Act of 2024 (“the Act”), aimed at reinstating the ability to deduct R&D expenditures, extending bonus depreciation, and expanding the Child Tax Credit has hit a significant roadblock in the Senate. Despite its bipartisan passage in the … Read More

Biotech R&D Tax Benefits

Biotech R&D Tax Benefits

03/01/2024

Understanding R&D Tax Credits for Biotech, Bioscience, and Pharma Research and development (R&D) is a huge part of the biotech, bioscience and pharmaceutical industries. Biotech, bioscience, and pharmaceutical companies operate on the forefront of innovation, constantly seeking new solutions to complex problems through cutting-edge technology and scientific research. R&D is the lifeblood of these industries, … Read More

R&D Tax Credit for Robotics Industry

R&D Tax Credit for Robotics Industry

02/26/2024

R&D Tax Credits for Robotics Industry If you run a small business, large corporation, or a startup, business payroll taxes could take a big bite out of your profitability. Companies in the robotics industry can lower their tax burden with the research and development (R&D) tax credit. This tax credit can help businesses developing exciting innovations … Read More

Common Misconceptions About R&D Tax Credits: Debunking Myths and Clearing Up Confusion

Common Misconceptions About R&D Tax Credits: Debunking Myths and Clearing Up Confusion

02/26/2024

Common Misconceptions About R&D Tax Credits: Debunking Myths and Clearing Up Confusion The R&D credit refers to tax-saving opportunities for companies that invest in research and development. The R&D tax credit incentivizes businesses of all sizes to develop or improve products and processes within their industry. Unfortunately, many misconceptions may unnecessarily stop a company from claiming the … Read More

Tax Credits for Developing Battery Tech and Chemicals for Electric Vehicles

Tax Credits for Developing Battery Tech and Chemicals for Electric Vehicles

01/31/2024

Using the R&D Tax Credit to Join the EV Market The production and sale of electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise, with more consumers switching to this eco-friendly option each year. The EV market has witnessed substantial growth, driven by factors such as increasing environmental awareness, government incentives, advancements in battery technology, and improvements … Read More

How the PATH Act Helps Small Businesses

How the PATH Act Helps Small Businesses

01/31/2024

Understanding R&D Tax Credits for Forest Products | KBKG Companies in the forest products industry increasingly rely on research and development initiatives to optimize manufacturing, increase revenue, and create a competitive edge. Even small and medium-sized forestry businesses may qualify for valuable tax incentives related to R&D. Unfortunately, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that … Read More

Understanding R&D Tax Credits for Forest Products

Understanding R&D Tax Credits for Forest Products

01/31/2024

Understanding R&D Tax Credits for Forest Products | KBKG Companies in the forest products industry increasingly rely on research and development initiatives to optimize manufacturing, increase revenue, and create a competitive edge. Even small and medium-sized forestry businesses may qualify for valuable tax incentives related to R&D. Unfortunately, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that … Read More

KBKG Tax Alert: Proposed Bill Fixes 174 Capitalization and Cuts Off New ERC Claims

KBKG Tax Alert: Proposed Bill Fixes 174 Capitalization and Cuts Off New ERC Claims

01/16/2024

KBKG Tax Alert: House passes proposed bill to Fix 174 Capitalization, Extend 100% bonus depreciation, and Cut Off New ERC Claims, now in Senate consideration. Proposal Aims to Boost Businesses with Immediate Deductions for Domestic Research and Experimental (R&E) Expenditures and Capital Investments on qualified property while reining in the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The … Read More

New IRS Amendments to the Amortization of Specified Research or Experimental Expenditures

New IRS Amendments to the Amortization of Specified Research or Experimental Expenditures

01/03/2024

New IRS Amendments to the Amortization of Specified Research or Experimental Expenditures Thought Leadership by KBKG The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued updates regarding the amortization of specified research or experimental (SRE) expenditures under Section 174. These modifications, outlined in Notice 2024-12 and complemented by Rev. Proc. 2024-9, introduce crucial changes that tax professionals should … Read More

Year-End Legislation Aimed at Changing the TCJA

Year-End Legislation Aimed at Changing the TCJA

12/20/2023

Year-End Legislation Aimed at Changing the TCJA Kevin Zolriasatain, Principal • Research & Development Tax Credit Services A sizable coalition of House Republicans has advocated for end-of-year legislation addressing three key business tax provisions altered by the 2017 tax reform bill. They characterize this proposal as a pro-growth economic package. In a letter dated November … Read More

Qualifying AI for the R&D Tax Credit | KBKG

Qualifying AI for the R&D Tax Credit | KBKG

11/21/2023

Qualifying AI for the R&D Tax Credit | KBKG Artificial intelligence (AI) has recently been a mainstay of news headlines worldwide, and for good reason. Publicly released AI tools now allow individuals and companies to generate images and text nearly indistinguishable from those created by humans.  If you are a company or have a department … Read More

IRS Extends Transition Period for Perfecting R&D Tax Credit Claims

IRS Extends Transition Period for Perfecting R&D Tax Credit Claims

11/16/2023

IRS Extends Transition Period for Perfecting R&D Tax Credit Claims Jonathan Tucker, Principal • Research & Development Tax Credit Services In this post, we discuss the recent IRS update as of October 30, 2023. The IRS has extended through January 10, 2025, the transition period for perfecting research credit refund claims prior to IRS’ final … Read More

The RD Tax Credit

The RD Tax Credit

11/14/2023

The R&D Tax Credit – The Basics Nurturing and expanding a business in many industries often requires you to develop new technologies, systems, and products. This type of expansion and growth is not only vital to your business but the economy as a whole, which requires a significant degree of innovation to thrive. Innovation, however, … Read More

Reviving Michigan’s R&D Tax Credit

Reviving Michigan’s R&D Tax Credit

11/08/2023

Reviving Michigan’s R&D Tax Credit Michigan businesses are one step closer to large tax benefit. On February 7, Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, presented her FY2025 Executive Budget Recommendation. Included in the budget is a proposal for a $100 million research and development (R&D) credit, the state’s first R&D credit since the corporate income tax (CIT) … Read More

What Is the Difference Between Refundable and Non-Refundable Tax Credits? 

What Is the Difference Between Refundable and Non-Refundable Tax Credits? 

10/31/2023

What Is the Difference Between Refundable and Non-Refundable Tax Credits? CPAs are well aware of the intricate tax landscape clients face. Tax credits are essential in reducing their tax liability and maximizing their financial well-being. Among the various credits available, it’s important to understand refundable and non-refundable tax credits. Examine the difference between a refundable … Read More

Proposed Changes to Form 6765: Enhancing R&D Tax Credits

Proposed Changes to Form 6765: Enhancing R&D Tax Credits

10/26/2023

Proposed Changes to Form 6765: Enhancing R&D Tax Credits Thought Leadership by Kevin Zolriasatain | Principal, Research & Development Tax Credits  Staying informed about regulatory updates is vital for tax professionals, especially when it comes to Research and Development (R&D) tax credits. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made a significant announcement on Friday, September 15th, unveiling … Read More

Kansas Issues New Notice to the Research and Development Tax Credits

Kansas Issues New Notice to the Research and Development Tax Credits

09/26/2023

Kansas Issues New Notice to the Research and Development Tax Credits Thought Leadership by Jonathan Tucker, Principal – Research and Development Tax Credit Services As certified public accountants, staying abreast of changes in tax laws and regulations is crucial to best serve your clients. In this blog, we’ll dive into the recent amendments by House Bill … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: IRS Releases Guidance on Section 174 R&E Expenses

KBKG Tax Insight: IRS Releases Guidance on Section 174 R&E Expenses

09/11/2023

KBKG Tax Insight: IRS Releases Guidance on Section 174 R&E Expenses Monday, September 11, 2023  By Kevin Zolriasatain | Principal, Research & Development Tax Credits On Sept. 8, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unveiled Notice 2023-63. This significant and eagerly awaited update to tax regulations under Section 174 marks a pivotal moment in the realm … Read More

Wisconsin Department Revenue Updates Publication 131 – R&D Tax Credits

Wisconsin Department Revenue Updates Publication 131 – R&D Tax Credits

08/30/2023

Wisconsin Department Revenue Updates Publication 131 – R&D Tax Credits Thought Leadership by Michael Maroney, Director – Research and Development Tax Credit Services | KBKG Understanding tax incentives and research credits can often be as intricate as deciphering a complex puzzle. Fortunately, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue has developed the newly updated Publication 131, a … Read More

How Form 6765 Can Benefit Your Business

How Form 6765 Can Benefit Your Business

08/07/2023

How Form 6765 Can Benefit Your Business Form 6765 is a document the Internal Revenue Service published as part of the tax code. The official name of the document is Credit for Increasing Research Activities. However, it is more informally called the R&D Tax Credit Form. It can be a valuable source of savings for your … Read More

KBKG to Host Webinar Series with AIA Los Angeles

KBKG to Host Webinar Series with AIA Los Angeles

07/26/2023

KBKG to Host Webinar Series with AIA Los Angeles PASADENA, Calif. – 7/26/2023 – KBKG, a leading provider of turnkey tax services and solutions, is set to host a series of webinars alongside AIA Los Angeles on August 1 and August 8. The two-part series is to educate architects on effective cost-saving strategies through various … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About R&D Tax Credits

Everything You Need to Know About R&D Tax Credits

07/25/2023

Everything You Need To Know About R&D Tax Credits Business owners often consider taxes an inconvenient but necessary part of everyday operations. However, a better understanding of taxes can save you money by taking advantage of various credits, such as the R&D tax credit. How does the R&D tax credit work? Get an in-depth look into everything … Read More

R&D Tax Credit for Software Development

R&D Tax Credit for Software Development

07/25/2023

R&D Tax Credit for Software Development Has your company paid to create or improve software? You may be eligible for the research and development tax credit for software companies. The government offers incentives for R&D software development, both domestically and internationally. What Is R&D Software Development? Companies do R&D projects to acquire knowledge as a long-term … Read More

Understanding the R&D Tax Credit for Manufacturing

Understanding the R&D Tax Credit for Manufacturing

07/20/2023

Understanding the R&D Tax Credit for Manufacturing Innovation is at the heart of every successful manufacturing company. Businesses must find ways to improve, create more efficient processes, and develop new and valuable products. That innovation can be expensive. R&D tax credits for manufacturing can be helpful. Still, too many companies don’t know how to take advantage … Read More

R&D Tax Credits for Small Businesses

R&D Tax Credits for Small Businesses

07/05/2023

R&D Tax Credits for Small Businesses Did you know that businesses that engage in research and certain manufacturing processes may be eligible for a tax credit? The Research and Development tax credit, or R&D credit, may be able to reduce your small business’s tax burden and allow you to obtain funding for further research. To … Read More

Boost to Businesses – Build It In America Act

Boost to Businesses – Build It In America Act

06/15/2023

Boost to Businesses – Build It In America Act by Kevin Zolriasatain | Principal, KBKG, 6/15/2023 Tax Insight: Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit / Research and Expenditures On Tuesday, June 13, the House Ways and Means Committee approved three bills: the Small Business Jobs Act, or H.R. 3937, and the Build It in America Act, or … Read More

Section 174 and R&E – Uncertainty and Questions

Section 174 and R&E – Uncertainty and Questions

05/23/2023

Section 174 and R&E – Uncertainty and Questions by Kevin Zolriasatain | Principal, KBKG, 3/23/2023 Many businesses, small and large, rely on research and development to improve their offerings, compete with international markets, and increase profits. The implications of recent changes to section 174 and no movement from Congress have left many business owners unsure … Read More

IRC/Multistate Corporate Income Tax Comparison Guide

IRC/Multistate Corporate Income Tax Comparison Guide

05/05/2023

IRC/Multistate Corporate Income Tax Comparison Guide Friday, May 5, 2023 – Thought Leadership by R&D | KBKG Note: The data in the chart is only current as of the publish date of this blog. We expect this data to change. Research and experimental expenditures are essential to many businesses, especially in technology, manufacturing, and healthcare. … Read More

IRS Issues Revenue Ruling on the Deductibility of R&E Expenditures

IRS Issues Revenue Ruling on the Deductibility of R&E Expenditures

04/18/2023

IRS issues Revenue Ruling on the Deductibility of Research and Experimental Expenditures by Jonathan Tucker, Principal | KBKG, 4/18/2023 Revenue Ruling 58-74 No Longer Applicable – The IRS issued Revenue Ruling 2023-8, making obsolete Revenue Ruling 58-74 on a prospective basis as of July 31, 2023. This means that taxpayers can no longer file an amended … Read More

Mississippi Allows Businesses to Deduct Research or Experimental Expenditures

Mississippi Allows Businesses to Deduct Research or Experimental Expenditures

04/04/2023

Mississippi Allows Businesses to Deduct Research or Experimental Expenditures By Jonathan Tucker, Principal | Published Monday, April 3rd, 2023 On Monday, April 3, 2023, Mississippi passed H.B. 1733, a change in the Mississippi State Income Tax Law. The law allows businesses to elect to fully deduct research or experimental expenditures in the year they are … Read More

AICPA Pens Letter Urging Congress to Defer R&D Expense Capitalization (Sec 174) Provision Until 2026

AICPA Pens Letter Urging Congress to Defer R&D Expense Capitalization (Sec 174) Provision Until 2026

02/22/2023

On February 14, 2023, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) sent a letter urging Congress to address expired and expiring tax provisions to avoid needless complexity and ambiguity. More specifically, the AICPA called on Congress to defer the Internal Revenue Code Section 174 amortization requirement for research and experimental expenditures until 2026. The … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Tax Court Denies Construction Company R&D Credits

KBKG Tax Insight: Tax Court Denies Construction Company R&D Credits

12/13/2022

A summary judgment was recently granted when the government successfully argued that a construction company did not conduct qualified research activities during the tax year in question and was therefore not entitled to the $576,756 refund they were paid. In this case, the defendant was a shareholder of a civil construction company and the contested … Read More

This Month’s Webinars

This Month’s Webinars

11/01/2022

Looking for CPE credit? We have several sessions available this month. Click the links below to register. If you have questions or need help registering, please email [email protected]. Research & Development Tax Credits 11/1/2022 | 12:00 PM PT | 1 hour | 1 CPE credit This webinar will cover the fundamentals of the Research and … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Changes to Recently Amended Texas Franchise Tax Regulations

KBKG Tax Insight: Changes to Recently Amended Texas Franchise Tax Regulations

06/27/2022

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: Reviving Missouri’s R&D Tax Credit 2023

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

06/20/2022

Beginning with the 2023 tax year, Missouri taxpayers can claim a research and development (R&D) tax credit on its state tax returns for R&D activities performed within the state. Not since 2005 have Missourians had the ability to reduce its state tax bill with this credit. If you are a taxpayer or have taxpayer clients … Read More

KBKG, R&D Tax Credits & 179D Incentives Firm, to Exhibit at the American Institute of Architects A’22 National Conference This Week

KBKG, R&D Tax Credits & 179D Incentives Firm, to Exhibit at the American Institute of Architects A’22 National Conference This Week

06/20/2022

KBKG plans an educational and interactive booth experience for architect attendees at AIA’s largest annual event. CHICAGO, June 20, 2022 (Newswire.com) – Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG is set to exhibit at the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) A’22 Conference on Architecture in Chicago from June 22-25. At the exhibit, KBKG will showcase their architect … Read More

Are You Looking To Upgrade Your R&D Credit or 179D Provider?

Are You Looking To Upgrade Your R&D Credit or 179D Provider?

06/14/2022

Are you looking to upgrade your R&D credit or 179D provider? As you begin to evaluate potential service providers, it’s important to remember that there are significant differences between R&D credit and 179D advisors in the marketplace. Sometimes taxpayers are not immediately aware of how those differences may impact their experience from start to finish. … Read More

KBKG to Exhibit, Sponsor, and Speak at the TXCPA Free CPE Expo

KBKG to Exhibit, Sponsor, and Speak at the TXCPA Free CPE Expo

06/14/2022

Our Director of R&D Tax Credits and ERTC, Bill Taylor is speaking at the TXCPA Free Expo on June 23rd. Along with him, our Regional Director, Matthew Geltz, is representing KBKG at the exhibit hall. The TXCPA Free CPE Expo is taking place on June 23rd at the UT Commons Conference Center in Texas. About … Read More

R&D Tax Credit Insights from Former IRS Executives

R&D Tax Credit Insights from Former IRS Executives

06/14/2022

R&D Tax Credit Insights from Former IRS Executives – Videos by Jack Jolly, Director and Mark Bodenstab, Director | KBKG, 6/14/2022 Jack Jolly is a Director of R&D Credit at KBKG. He worked 20 years for the IRS managing a team of IRS engineers who spent most of their time auditing R&D tax credit claims. … Read More

KBKG to Exhibit and Sponsor at PrimeGlobal Partner Leadership Summit

KBKG to Exhibit and Sponsor at PrimeGlobal Partner Leadership Summit

06/14/2022

Our CEO, Gian Pazzia is attending the PrimeGlobal Partner Leadership Summit as a delegate. Along with him, our National Director of Business Development, Gina Lim, is sponsoring the event on behalf of KBKG. The conference is taking place from June 20th to June 22nd at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Canada. About PrimeGlobal Partner … Read More

KBKG to Exhibit and Sponsor at AIA Architecture Conference

KBKG to Exhibit and Sponsor at AIA Architecture Conference

06/14/2022

This year Todd French, Lon O’Connor, Robert VanDeVeire, Brandon Val Verde, and Kyle Ernsberger will be representing KBKG at the AIA Architecture Conference. The conference takes place from June 22nd to June 25th in Chicago, Illinois. About the AIA Architecture Conference The AIA Architecture Conference is the architecture and design event of the year. With … Read More

KBKG to Speak and Exhibit at Tax Alliance Conference

KBKG to Speak and Exhibit at Tax Alliance Conference

06/03/2022

Our Regional Director, Bill Taylor is speaking about Employee Retention Tax Credits & Impact on Research and Development Tax Credits, CCM, and TX Law Changes at the Tax Alliance Conference on June 7th. Joining him is our Regional Director, Matthew Geltz, and he is representing KBKG at the exhibition hall. The Tax Alliance Conference is … Read More

KBKG to Exhibit at AICPA Engage 2022 Conference

KBKG to Exhibit at AICPA Engage 2022 Conference

06/03/2022

We are exhibiting at this year’s AICPA Engage Conference that is taking place at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas from Monday, June 6th to Thursday, June 9th. Representing KBKG are Greg Kniss, Jason Melillo, Lester Cook, Lon O’Connor, Robert VanDeVeire, and Will Long. We will be located at booth #307, please feel … Read More

KBKG to Speak and Exhibit at FICPA MEGA CPE Conference

KBKG to Speak and Exhibit at FICPA MEGA CPE Conference

06/03/2022

Research & Development Tax Credit Principal, Jonathan Tucker and Director, Ian Williams will be speaking on Research and Development Tax Credits Overview and Recent Updates. Their presentation is taking place on Thursday, June 9th from 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM. Regional Director, Chad Niehaus is speaking in a 25-minute Ted-Talk, a new way of presenting … Read More

KBKG to Speak at NECANN Illinois Conference

KBKG to Speak at NECANN Illinois Conference

06/03/2022

On Friday, June 10th from 1-1:50 PM, our Senior Manager, Tetyana Guguchkina, is speaking about R&D Tax Credit for the Cannabis industry at this year’s NECANN Illinois. Joining her are Robert VanDeVeire and Kyle Ernsberger from our Midwest office. NECANN Illinois is taking place from June 10th to June 11th at the McCormick Place Lakeside … Read More

KBKG to Exhibit and Sponsor the NJCPA Convention & Expo

KBKG to Exhibit and Sponsor the NJCPA Convention & Expo

06/03/2022

This year, Sumit Sharma, Paul McVoy, Alexis McClellan, and Justin Brumfield will be representing KBKG at the NJCPA Convention & Expo. This conference takes place from June 14th to June 17th at NJCPA Convention & Expo in Atlantic City. About the NJCPA Convention & Expo The NJCPA Convention & Expo knows that there are mega-changes … Read More

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

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

05/27/2022

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

Breaking News: Senate Moves to Preserve R&D Expensing & Expand Research Credit

Breaking News: Senate Moves to Preserve R&D Expensing & Expand Research Credit

05/09/2022

A motion to instruct conferees of the America COMPETES/USICA competitiveness bills by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) was agreed to 90-5 on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The bill called for preserving R&D expensing, rather than the IRC Section 174 five-year amortization that took effect this year, and an expansion of the R&D tax credit for small … Read More

KBKG to Speak at SCACPA Spring Splash Conference 2022

KBKG to Speak at SCACPA Spring Splash Conference 2022

05/02/2022

Our Research and Development Tax Credit Director, Ian Williams, is speaking while Principal, Jonathan Tucker, and Regional Director Chad Niehaus are representing KBKG at the SCACPA Spring Splash Conference 2022. This event takes place from May 12th and May 13th in Spartanburg, SC. Our Southeast team specializes in Cost Segregation, Green Building Tax Incentives (45L … Read More

KBKG Speaking at New York Multifamily Summit 2022

KBKG Speaking at New York Multifamily Summit 2022

05/02/2022

>Our Cost Segregation & Fixed Assets Principal, Sumit Sharma, will be speaking at NYMS this year during the Value Add panel discussion. Along with him, Alexis McClellan and Justin Brumfield will represent KBKG. The New York Multifamily Summit will take place on Thursday, May 12th in New York, New York. This event is New York’s … Read More

[PRESS RELEASE] KBKG Expands Atlanta Footprint with Office in Buckhead

[PRESS RELEASE] KBKG Expands Atlanta Footprint with Office in Buckhead

04/22/2022

After five years in the north Atlanta metro region, the firm has moved operations inside the city’s perimeter to better serve surrounding businesses. Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG has recently moved its existing Atlanta metro operations from the original Alpharetta location to the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead business district. The firm’s southeast team has upgraded … Read More

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

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

04/22/2022

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 Representing at TXCPA Austin Accounting & Finance Leaders Conference 2022

KBKG Representing at TXCPA Austin Accounting & Finance Leaders Conference 2022

04/07/2022

Eddie Price, Matthew Geltz, and Bill Taylor will be representing KBKG at the TXCPA Austin Accounting & Finance Leaders Conference on Thursday, April 21st in Austin, Texas. Our Texas team specializes in Cost Segregation, Green Building Tax Incentives (45L and 179D), Transfer Pricing, and more.. About the TXCPA Austin Accounting & Finance Leaders Conference The … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

[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?

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?

[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

[Video] Types of Sampling Methodologies

[Video] Types of Sampling Methodologies

10/11/2021

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

[Video] How Can People Work with the IRS More Effectively?

[Video] How Can People Work with the IRS More Effectively?

10/05/2021

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

[Video] A Good Research Study Can Make Life Easier with Jack Jolly

[Video] A Good Research Study Can Make Life Easier with Jack Jolly

09/22/2021

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

[Video] Types of Sampling Methodologies with Mark Bodenstab

[Video] Types of Sampling Methodologies with Mark Bodenstab

09/14/2021

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

Feature: Research and Development Tax Credits for Pennsylvania and Federal Perspectives with PICPA

Feature: Research and Development Tax Credits for Pennsylvania and Federal Perspectives with PICPA

09/01/2021

CPA Conversations · Research and Development Tax Credits: Pennsylvania and Federal Perspectives Our Research and Development Principal, Paul McVoy, was featured on PICPAs CPA Conversations podcast and interviewed by Bill Hayes, Managing Editor of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal. Paul discusses research and development tax credits in Pennsylvania and at the federal level. He explains which … Read More

Three Tax Saving Strategies for Architecture & Engineering Firms

Three Tax Saving Strategies for Architecture & Engineering Firms

08/30/2021

Architecture and engineering firms that are not claiming R&D Tax Credits, Employee Retention Tax Credits, or 179D are potentially leaving millions of dollars in tax benefits on the table each year. What are these benefits, and what cash flow is being overlooked? R&D Tax Credit Architecture and engineering firms may want to take another look … Read More

Feature: R&D for Agriculture with Harvest Harmonics

Feature: R&D for Agriculture with Harvest Harmonics

06/29/2021

Jim Kurtz, Executive Director of Harvest Harmonics, interviewed our Principal, Jon Tucker, and Director, William Long. They discussed the benefits of the R&D Tax Credit for the agriculture industry and gave farmers valuable information that they can use to make their farms and business more profitable. Learn more about R&D Tax Credits for the agriculture … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

[PRESS RELEASE] KBKG Welcomes Two New Directors to Atlanta-Based Operation

[PRESS RELEASE] KBKG Welcomes Two New Directors to Atlanta-Based Operation

02/23/2021

Atlanta, Georgia – Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG hired two new Directors, Amar Patel and Ian Williams, as part of their Southeast practice. Both Directors join KBKG with over 25 years of combined experience in Cost Segregation and Research & Development Tax Credits, two key services offered by the firm to CPAs and businesses. As … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Biden Will Have to Deal With Tax Revenue Shortfall From COVID-19

KBKG Tax Insight: Biden Will Have to Deal With Tax Revenue Shortfall From COVID-19

02/11/2021

As featured in Accounting Today When Joe Biden was inaugurated last month, he assumed all the responsibilities of the American presidency, including tax policy decisions. With the advantage of a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress, his administration will probably pursue tax policy options to raise revenues to offset the deficit attributable to the … Read More

Tax Incentives in the Life Science and Pharmaceutical Industry

Tax Incentives in the Life Science and Pharmaceutical Industry

01/28/2021

As featured in PICPA As the world raced to create treatments for the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, a spotlight was on the domestic life sciences and pharmaceutical industry like never before. Companies across the industry leveraged artificial intelligence, data analytics, and novel applications of historical medicines, among other ideas to combat the virus. The demand for … Read More

Have a Fat Tax Bill? Have You Thought About the R&D Tax Credit?

Have a Fat Tax Bill? Have You Thought About the R&D Tax Credit?

01/11/2021

Are you a business owner that is unhappy with your recent tax bill? If you have not explored it yet, the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit can provide significant benefits to your business’ bottom line. Chances are you could be missing out on a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your federal and state income tax liability. … Read More

The Differences Between LB&I and SB/SE Research Credit Adjustments

The Differences Between LB&I and SB/SE Research Credit Adjustments

10/29/2020

Let’s assume a scenario where you filed for the credit for increasing research (“R&D credit”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) selected your return for examination/audit. At the conclusion of the audit, the IRS has two basic options: a “no change” or a “disallowance.” As much as everyone would like to receive a “no change,” … Read More

Top 8 Benefits of the R&D Tax Credit

Top 8 Benefits of the R&D Tax Credit

08/05/2020

The research and development tax credit is one of the most valuable credits leveraged by innovators and entrepreneurs since its inception in 1981. While the credit has been around for almost 40 years, renewed focus on research and development has created opportunities for even more businesses to take advantage. Curious to know more? Here are … Read More

IRS Debunks Tax Refund Myths

IRS Debunks Tax Refund Myths

07/23/2020

The following article is written by the IRS. View the original source here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-debunks-tax-refund-myths. WASHINGTON ― With the July 15 tax deadline now past, the Internal Revenue Service reminds all taxpayers that there is no secret way to find out when a refund will be issued. Most taxpayers have already filed their federal tax return, … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Senate Finance Committee Discusses Potential for New Coronavirus Bill that Would Allow Accelerated Federal Tax Breaks

KBKG Tax Insight: Senate Finance Committee Discusses Potential for New Coronavirus Bill that Would Allow Accelerated Federal Tax Breaks

06/23/2020

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the country and economy, the Senate Finance Committee is continuing to discuss ways to help American businesses weather the storm. According to insiders, the potential proposal, which could be as large as $1 Trillion in relief funds, will include a provision that would remove limitations on businesses that … Read More