Tax Incentives Blog

Get Certain About the ‘Elimination of Uncertainty’ for R&D Credits

Written by Charlotte Ochs. Updated Sep 5, 2019.

What do a farm and a software company have in common?

Think about it.

“Nothing,” you say?

Think again.

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Edible Food Packaging – Cutting Down on Landfill Pileup

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Sep 3, 2019.

Why didn’t you take out the garbage? It’s overflowing!”

“I thought you were going to take it out.”

“I took it out last time.”

“No, I did.”

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Automation Orders More Jobs for Fast-Food? Yep. And WOTC Can Help

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Aug 30, 2019.

Automation will annihilate up to 800 million jobsby 2023 – so predicts a McKinsey Global Institute study.1

Since the dawn of The Machine, humans have feared The Takeover. We have fretted and postulated that we will meet our demise by the cold, mechanical hand of The Robot and the superior, but potentially malevolent artificial intelligence (AI) that powers it.

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WOTC: Giving Employees and Businesses a New Chance at Success

Written by Rachel Zarate Brouwer. Updated Aug 28, 2019.

Most of us probably knew – or were – that odd kid in school that no one wanted to befriend. Dark, sordid stories echoed through the hallways assuming truth about the outcast. The accepted – and expected - attitude was, “don’t talk to that person.” But then someone pushed aside the rumors and judgements and gave that person a chance; they got to know that student and learned about their life…and found an amazing treasure, a friend.

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Tech Investors Are Gobbling Up Food Startups

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Aug 25, 2019.

Pineapple on pizza? No way. I’m a pizza purest. Dough, red sauce, cheese, green peppers, onions, maybe some pepperoni if I need some protein. I’ll allow sausage or a few other veggies if the gang calls for it. But I don’t want pineapple on my pizza. Fruit does not belong on pizza. Hawaii and Italy lie thousands of miles apart…and so should pineapple and pizza.

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Hey Food Manufacturers, R&D Credits “Aren’t Just for Breakfast Anymore”

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Aug 23, 2019.

Ah, orange juice. A cool, refreshing breakfast beverage. But is it just for breakfast? Some of you may remember the Florida Orange Juice commercials that depicted people from all walks of life – a horse jockey, an opera singer, a clock maker – happily sipping a tall glass of OJ. As they enjoyed their cool drink, obviously during non-breakfast hours, they exclaimed the famous tagline, “…it isn’t just for breakfast anymore!”

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Cost Segregation Analysis - When You Care Enough to Give the Very Best

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Aug 21, 2019.

You’re a CPA. You direct large sums of money, prepare tax returns, bestow financial advice, conduct audits…What would you consider your paramount duty for the success of your business?

Keep abreast of new tax regulations? Stay dialed in to current economic trends? Continue industry skills training?

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Helping CPAs Identify R&D Tax Incentive Opportunities for Clients

Written by Mark Echols. Updated Aug 19, 2019.

Are you an elder sibling? Do you have one?  If so, then you know the oldest child of a family is often fated into an involuntary role: the confident, the mentor, the counselor. The younger brood look to the first-borns to show them the way.

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R&D Tax Credits Can Help Farmers Harvest Hemp Know-How

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Aug 17, 2019.

Hemp. Marijuana. Cannabis. Until a few years ago, most Americans packed these three words into one broad ‘pot’ of usage.

Many folks – including lawmakers - who didn’t partake of the psychoactive plant marijuana, didn’t understand that a little chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) rendered that plant unique from hemp. Marijuana and hemp are two visually similar – yet chemically distinct - species of the cannabis plant.

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Cost Segregation Hops to the Rescue for Brewery Expansions

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Aug 14, 2019.

A hefty American stout. A biting English bitter. A robust German Bock. A fine Irish Red. A citrusy Belgian witbier. Beer. You love them all. So much so, you decided to begin making your own. You wanted to experiment, create new brews, and share your concoctions with your friends.

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