The U.S. government first released the Research and Development Tax Credit in 1981 as an incentive for qualifying companies to stimulate a sluggish national economy. Like many newly launched U.S. tax programs, "qualifying" companies was often synonymous with "big" companies; the R&D program was often only leveraged by large, Fortune 500 corporations that had access to the capital and legal expertise needed to circumvent its vague requirements and regulations, leaving small to mid-sized businesses further behind in the competitive lineup.
Small To Mid-Sized Businesses Can Capitalize On Research And Development
The R&D Tax Credit program has evolved over the last 35+ years. In recent years, the federal government revamped legislation, extending tax benefit opportunity to include businesses of every size and across multiple industries. The current innovation tax credit rules have essentially leveled the competitive playing field, allowing smaller companies easier access to capital that was often only available to more prominent business entities.
Countless Qualifying Businesses Still Miss Out On R&D Tax Credits
Unfortunately, many CPAs and entrepreneurs still miss out on this invaluable opportunity to reduce taxable income and elevate corporate funding, due to a myriad of program misconceptions. The term "research and development" often conjures up images of pharmaceutical laboratories and scientists in lab coats. Not true. The current legislation covers eligibility for companies in over 40 industries. Manufacturing, Food Sciences, Utilities, and Architecture are just some of the many verticals covered by the Research and Development Tax Credit initiative.
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