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Your Trusted R&D Tax Credit Consultant

Unlock the Potential of Research and Development Tax Credits

R&D Tax Credits Are Complex

Navigating the complex world of tax credits, especially the research and development tax credits, is a specialized skill. That's where Acena Consulting shines, as even established CPA firms look to us to provide support. With our team of dedicated tax credit consultants, we specialize in unlocking the potential benefits of research and development activities, including qualifying research activities, for large and small companies.

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Navigating the Evolution of R&D Tax Credits

In a world where innovation drives progress, the R&D tax credit plays a pivotal role in supporting U.S. technical jobs and stimulating economic growth. Since its inception in the early 1980s, the landscape of R&D tax credits has changed significantly.

Acena Consulting's team of specialized tax credit consultants is here to guide you through these complexities.

We Will Be Your Guide

Understanding the full scope of research and development credit involves more than just a superficial knowledge. Acena Consulting’s team is well-versed in tax credit calculation, tax credit study, and all the business components that qualify under the internal revenue code.


Tailored Services to Maximize Your Benefits

Our tax credit consulting services go beyond standard practices. We systematically assess and document all your research activities to establish the total costs and optimize the benefits. No estimations, only detailed, documented strategies.


Payroll Records and Expense Reporting

Understanding the intricacies of payroll taxes and expense reporting is essential. We provide comprehensive support, ensuring that your claims are based on accurate, well-documented information.


Project Development and Initiative Support

From the inception of a development project to the final stages, our team is with you every step of the way. We align your projects with the qualifying criteria, maximizing your potential benefits.

Who We Help


Small Businesses and New Legislation

Are you a small business seeking to innovate? We keep abreast of new legislation that could impact your qualified research activities and help you claim the tax credits you deserve. From understanding the four-part test to identifying eligible research expenses, our team provides full support.

Navigating Complexity:

Understanding the evolving tax credit landscape can be challenging. Our experts simplify the process for you.

Customized Solutions:

We develop strategies that are tailored to your specific business components, ensuring maximum benefits.


Engineering Firms and Technical Jobs

For engineering firms and those in technical contracting, our expertise in understanding qualified research ensures your research and development activities are supported through federal research incentives and state credits.

Comprehensive Assessment:

We evaluate your engineering projects for qualifying research activities.

Partnership With Technical Teams:

Our collaboration with your technical jobs team ensures that your engineering projects align with credit qualifications.


Software Development: Beyond New Software

Whether you're developing new software or refining existing products, our tailored approach ensures that you're maximizing incentives for your research activities. Our team understands the nuances of research activity and what qualifies under tax law.

Software Innovation Support:

We guide you in identifying and documenting qualifying activities in software development, helping you claim the credits to which you're entitled.

Integration With Development Processes:

Our team works closely with your software developers to ensure that the research process is aligned with tax incentive opportunities.


For Startups and Small Businesses

Recent changes in legislation now allow qualifying small businesses with less than $5 million in gross receipts to offset a portion of their yearly payroll taxes. Our team can help you leverage this opportunity, ensuring compliance with current guidelines.

Strategic Planning:

We help you plan and align your research activities to take full advantage of federal and state research credits.

Compliance Assurance:

Our in-depth understanding of tax liability and alternative minimum tax ensures that your claims are compliant and optimized.


For Established Businesses

Whether enhancing existing products, developing new processes, or improving software formulas, our expert guidance ensures that your research activities are aligned with the latest regulations and opportunities for credits.

Tailored Guidance for Multiple Industries:

From manufacturing to technology, our team's broad experience ensures that your specific industry needs are met.

Audit Support:

Our detailed documentation practices, including payroll records and project details, provide robust support in the event of an audit, giving you peace of mind.

Ongoing Consultation:

R&D tax credits aren't a one-time opportunity. We provide ongoing consultation, keeping you informed of new strains in legislation, changes in tax code, and opportunities for continuous improvement and growth.


Why Choose Acena Consulting?


Expert Team of Tax Credit Consultants

Collaborate with our skilled team, including CPA firm partnerships, for comprehensive tax credit services.


Maximize Credits

From federal to state research credits, including payroll taxes and gross receipts considerations, we ensure you claim all eligible credits.


Trusted by Engineering Firms, CPA Firms, and More

Companies of all sizes trust our tax credit firm's partnership for comprehensive services.


Streamlined Processes

We make claiming credits simple, enhancing your cash flow and ensuring compliance with tax code.

Get Started With Acena Consulting Today!

This upcoming tax season is the perfect time to explore the development tax credit opportunities available to your company.

Acena Consulting is here to guide you through the complexities of tax credit study, qualified research expenses, and more. Don't miss out on the many benefits that can transform your business. Contact Acena Consulting to inquire about hiring us as your R&D Tax Credit Consultant of choice. Explore new possibilities, reduce your tax liability, and grow your business with our world-class services today! Make the smart choice and benefit from our exceptional services now!

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