Tax Incentives Blog

How to Successfully Continue Your R&D Credit Claims

Written by Charlotte Ochs. Updated Mar 13, 2019.

What does it mean to be prepared? Googling it, you’ll find the word ‘prepared’ defined as ‘ready to do or deal with something,’ but the relevance of this definition has a lot to do with what that ‘something’ is.

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2018 Hurricane and Wildfire Tax Relief Act: Tax Credits Help Businesses Rebuild

Written by Stephanie Cornejo Banuelos. Updated Mar 9, 2019.

The natural world is full of awe-inspiring wonder. From simple gardens growing in our backyards, to the epic beauty of national parks like Yosemite or the Grand Canyon, Mother Nature stirs up a wide range of emotions and experiences.

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Maximizing Your WOTC Tax Savings with Proven Processes and a Personal Touch

Written by Rachel Zarate Brouwer. Updated Mar 4, 2019.

Today we focus on one of our many valued CTI clients, looking at the challenges they faced to implement and optimize a tax incentives strategy, and how CTI helped meet those challenges and exceed expectations.

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Win-win with Veterans: WOTC Target Group Fills the Cybersecurity Talent Gap

Written by Ted Marquardt. Updated Feb 26, 2019.

Broadcast from many a telecom speaker during business meetings, the phrase “win-win” is often uttered in an attempt to build support for an idea or initiative, with the hopes of convincing those affected that pursuing a proposal is advantageous for all parties involved.

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Rise of the Machines: Texas Manufacturing is Booming thanks to Automation

Written by Ted Marquardt. Updated Feb 20, 2019.

The phrase “Rise of the Machines” has become a ubiquitous slogan that is often invoked when one embarks on a discussion about technology and its increasing presence in both our public and private lives.

Some welcome “The Rise” with open arms for the personalization, efficiency, and convenience that technology makes available to us, enabling entrepreneurship, personal connections and a global oneness not encumbered by geography.

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Don't Be Shocked by What May Qualify as Research Activity for Electrical Contractors

Written by Corporate Tax Incentives. Updated Feb 16, 2019.

Opinions, opinions, opinions…. everybody has them and the latest one on the application of section 41, the “R&D Tax Credit”, is fresh off the presses from the federal court in the southern district of Ohio.

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Don’t Neglect Cybersecurity as a CPA

Written by Ted Marquardt. Updated Feb 12, 2019.

“It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.” If you are familiar with Aesop’s Fable of The Ant and the Grasshopper, you may recognize that quote as the closing thought of the Grasshopper who is struggling to survive a cold winter without any food.

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4 Questions To Ask New Hires Before Day Two To Secure Employment Tax Credits

Written by Stephanie Cornejo Banuelos. Updated Feb 8, 2019.

Timing is everything. A universal truth that can be applied to almost every moment in life where a decision or action can change the course of things to come. The swing of a baseball bat, the delivery of a comedian’s punchline, leaving work five minutes late, or gathering enough courage to strike up a conversation before the next train stop…all moments that can make a difference.

Now, while the potential ramifications to one’s destiny may not be quite as profound, timing is also very important when it comes to your business capitalizing on employment incentives.

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It’s Not Lonely in the Lone Star State! More Businesses Call Texas ‘Home’

Written by Ted Marquardt. Updated Feb 6, 2019.

On the heels of the record-setting incentive package of more than $1.5 billion in grants and tax breaks from New York state that Amazon stands to get for bringing at least 25,000 workers to a new campus in Queens, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was quoted as saying, “All things being equal, if we do nothing, they’re going to Texas.”

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Pop Quiz! What’s Your R&D Tax Credit IQ?

Written by Ted Marquardt. Updated Feb 2, 2019.

Nothing like a pop quiz to wake you up and get one’s juices flowing! You probably landed on our blog site thinking you could just passively sit there and read about the R&D Tax Credit, an income tax credit that can provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction in a company’s federal tax liability. Well, not today dear reader…not today.

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