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

09/16/2020

Updated September 16, 2020 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

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

Changes and Extension of the Virginia R&D Tax Credit

04/14/2020

The Commonwealth of Virginia made key changes and extended the income tax credit for conducting qualified research and development in Virginia. Key changes include: A three (3) year extension of the credit from tax years beginning before January 1, 2022 to tax years beginning before January 1, 2025 Beginning January 1, 2021, an increase in … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Words Matter When Describing R&D Credit Activities

01/08/2020

As featured in Accounting Today We’ve all experienced a situation where our intent and the meaning of something we’ve said or written was misinterpreted by the recipient. There are numerous articles available for many situations to help us avoid this problem, such as the how to ask the boss for a raise or the best … Read More

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

04/19/2019

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

Myth – Claiming R&D Tax Credit Increases the Likelihood of an IRS Audit

04/08/2019

The Research & Development Tax Credit is a federal benefit (also available in many states) that was enacted to promote growth, innovation, and inspire advancements in all areas and facets of business. The credit is an undoubtedly beneficial incentive for businesses large and small. However, many companies are hesitant to take advantage of the credit … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: R&D Tax Credit – Qualified Research Expenses for Software Development Activities

09/17/2018

What software development activities and expenditures can be included in an R&D Tax Credit claim for software projects? Companies performing qualified research in creating or improving their software may qualify for federal and state R&D tax credits for the software development activities they are already conducting. These credits are a dollar-for-dollar reduction in federal and … Read More