Tax Incentives Blog

How Small Farmers Can Fetch Savings from R&D Tax Credits

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Aug 7, 2019.

Dog lovers have always been a pack divided: small dog or big. People in the big pack will tell you ‘family-size’ dogs are more trainable, intimidating (except for labs), calmer (except for labs), they can go for real walks, and they’re, um, more durable.

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Putting People to Work & Cashing in on WOTC: A CTI Success Story

Written by Rachel Zarate Brouwer. Updated Aug 5, 2019.

Administrative burdens, technology slumps, and meeting the bottom line. Staffing clients combat many headaches in their efforts to put people to work. For this, they deserve to be rewarded.

CTI sees the value that staffing firms bring to the economy, and we pay that forward by adding value to their bottom line. We can step in and help place them in a better financial situation when we maximize their Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).

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BIM and R&D Tax Credits: Rendering the Future for Construction

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Aug 3, 2019.

My friend John is a successful independent contractor. Years ago, when email had finally established itself as a prominent communication method and the world was certain it was here to stay, John wasn’t so convinced. His phone was his only communication tool with clients. Using his computer to manage his accounting was as far as his technology endorsement reached.

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WOTC Tax Credits Help Construction Get Creative with Its Labor Shortage

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jul 31, 2019.

‘Doing without,’ like suffering under the restraints of a constricting budget, often pushes us to get creative with our needs. As many a young person has experienced, I was near-penniless when I set off on my own and moved into my first apartment. Used furniture, borrowed draperies, thrift store flatware, and area rugs rescued from a friend’s attic.

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How 3D Printing and R&D Credits Create New Dimensions in Construction

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jul 28, 2019.

When it comes to producing anything of quality, faster is not always better. And as far as cheaper, well…they say, ‘you get what you pay for.’

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How R&D Credits Help Construction Embrace Tech and Boost Productivity

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jul 26, 2019.

Martha Stewart: An icon of domestic innovation who made millions with her cuisine and craft creativity.

Snoop Dogg: The gilded gangsta rapper from the other side of the tracks who expanded his music success as an actor, producer, and entrepreneur.

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Recent Court Ruling Emphasizes Need for Effective R&D Claim Documentation

Written by John Bohannon. Updated Jul 24, 2019.

Some of you may have spent many nights in the grips of a TV crime series or real-life court case; you speculate on the accused, the innocent…the evidence. Whether fact or fiction, in these dramas, the arrest or verdict always comes down to the evidence. It can prove guilt or innocence. But without compelling evidence, justice is not served, and the appropriate outcome is mislaid.

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How R&D Credits Engineer Savings for Construction Firms

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jul 22, 2019.

“Mr. Watson, come here.  I want to see you.”

Reportedly, these stand as the very first words uttered by Graham Bell through his invention – the telephone. The device revolutionized our communication, our world. It altered industries and created new ones.

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Electrical Firm Scores Big with R&D Tax Credits: A CTI Success Story

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jul 20, 2019.

Back in high school, our district held an annual science fair. As is probably typical for most events of that sort anywhere in the country, science nerds dominate the entries. Few others were interested, but those who may have felt they could compete didn’t try.


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Cultivating Innovation: The Power of Agriculture and the Research Credit

Written by John Bohannon. Updated Jul 17, 2019.

Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds.”

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