Research & Development Tax Credit for Software Development

Course Description:

Software Development is certainly one of the top industries for which Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits are claimed. Whether the software is developed internally or the development is contracted out to a third party, whether it is intended for sale, lease or license or solely for internal use, whether it is brand new technology never before seen in the industry or improvements to features and functionality for an existing platform or module, software development is an integral part of our economy and is crucial to the successful operations of many businesses.

This course will cover the federal R&D credit as it relates specifically to the software industry. Whether you’re an established software company or a brand new startup, there has never been a better time to claim the R&D credit than right now. This webinar will cover industry-specific issues, regulations, and opportunities that should be considered when preparing these calculations.


  • Discuss the R&D credit opportunity as it pertains to the software industry
  • Discuss recent tax laws that specifically benefit software companies, including startups that are pre-revenue, those companies paying alternative minimum tax or those in net operating losses
  • Learn how to identify qualified activities within the software industry and how to sustain these credits under audit
  • Discuss the types of industry-specific documentation to maintain in support of these credits
  • Discuss real-world case studies and sample credit calculations
  • Bring your questions, as we’ll have our R&D credit experts answering your questions during this webinar

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This program is offered at no cost, there will be no refunds issued. KBKG is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: For questions, more information, complaints, contact [email protected].