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28 05, 2020

Two Reasons to Explore the R&D Credit in Our Current Environment

By |2020-06-01T15:45:19+00:00May 28th, 2020|

Companies have experienced a roller coaster of a year this year and we’re not even at the halfway point. For some, business may have been booming only to grind to a halt once stay-at-home orders were initiated, and social [...]

24 04, 2020

3 Reasons Why CPA Firms Should Hire a Research Tax Credit Expert

By |2020-08-21T14:42:18+00:00April 24th, 2020|

Every year, tax season is a time in which accounting firms are burning the midnight oil to meet the filing deadline. That time can be stressful, emotionally draining and even physically exhausting as the clock winds down. With so [...]

27 03, 2020

Four Research Tax Credit Misconceptions

By |2020-03-27T21:05:45+00:00March 27th, 2020|

The research tax credit provides companies a competitive advantage and encourages growth, yet there remain many companies who are failing to take advantage of the credit due to some common misconceptions. Below are some of those misconceptions and an [...]

20 03, 2020

Breaking News – Tax Day Moved to July 15

By |2020-03-20T21:17:03+00:00March 20th, 2020|

Per a tweet on the morning of March 20, 2020, the Treasurer secretary announced that the April 15th filing deadline would be extended 90 days to July 15. Steven Mnuchin’s tweet said “At President Donald Trump’s direction, we are [...]

3 03, 2020

Higher Cash Returns for Start-ups in New House Research Credit Bill

By |2020-03-03T15:58:54+00:00March 3rd, 2020|

In December, the House of Representatives introduced a bill to boost the research credit for new and small businesses. The bill, Research and Development Tax Credit Expansion Act of 2019, would potentially impact taxpayers who are eligible to offset [...]

21 02, 2020

Companies Think Optimizing Their R&D Tax Credit Isn’t Worth Their Time. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.

By |2020-02-21T20:09:09+00:00February 21st, 2020|

Recently, I was talking to a company that was using an accounting firm to assist with their research tax credit. We went back and forth on the differences between using engineers and accountants to calculate the credit (we’re fans [...]

31 01, 2020

Wisconsin Issues Proposed Guidance on Refundable Research Credit

By |2020-01-31T18:31:20+00:00January 31st, 2020|

A favorable change in the Wisconsin research credit was passed for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018.  The law change allows a portion of the credit to qualify as refundable. This helps Wisconsin companies benefit from [...]

10 01, 2020

Why the R&D Tax Credit Requires Expert Analysis

By |2020-01-10T18:29:31+00:00January 10th, 2020|

Why the R&D Tax Credit Requires Expert Analysis How often have you been in a situation where you need something fixed that either you don’t know how or don’t have the time to fix? If there’s a plumbing issue, [...]

11 12, 2019

Illinois Extends R&D Tax Credit and Creates New Apprenticeship Credit

By |2020-08-17T02:22:39+00:00December 11th, 2019|

In August, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed SB 1591 extending the Illinois R&D tax credit for an additional 5 years, through 2026. The current R&D tax credit was due to expire at the end of 2021. Since the credit [...]

5 12, 2019

How to Increase Profits with the R&D Credit

By |2019-12-05T19:16:36+00:00December 5th, 2019|

You developed your technology, acquired new customers, delivered outstanding solutions and received a nice reward for your efforts. Still, you’re not happy with how much money is left after you pay your employees, contractors and other business expenses. You [...]