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Five Ways to Recover Software Development Expenses with R&D Tax Credits

Written by Darren Labrie. Updated Apr 24, 2019.

Have you ever known a fervent coupon clipper or a devout sale-shopper? They snatch up copious amounts of merchandise in single outings, free of personal spending-limit guilt. They know once the sales are tallied and the discounts deducted, they’ve comparatively ‘saved’ cart loads of cash with their deal-seeking dedication. They can frequently be heard proclaiming that anyone can buy and save big, you just need to know how to find the deals.

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5 Bountiful Ways to Reap R&D Tax Credits for Your Software Startup

Written by Taz Singh. Updated Apr 16, 2019.

When I hear or see the term “start-up,” for some reason my mind’s eye conjures images of fragile, slender vegetable plants that have just recently tunneled their way up through the dirt and into the light. They’re teetering just inches above the soil, still closer to their origin than their destination. At this stage, they require attentive care to afford them every advantage to grow and prosper.

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Beyond the Beaker – Capturing R&D Tax Credits for Internal-Use Software

Written by Darren Labrie. Updated Apr 8, 2019.
Research and development (R&D). Often this phrase conjures images of mysterious laboratories ‘at the far end of the hall’ bubbling with beakers, test tubes, and crisp lab coats stuffed with pensive scientists hunching over microscopes and test results.
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R&D Tax Credit in USA to Bolster Innovation Lags Globally

Written by Ted Marquardt. Updated Apr 3, 2019.

In December 1971, President Richard Nixon signed a bill called the National Cancer Act (NCA), starting a crusade in the U.S., declaring “War on Cancer”. With breakthrough treatments and early detection advances that have increased survival rates by 20 years, the government’s investment set the stage for the U.S. to become the world leader in cancer research.1

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Construction Tax Credits: Can You Claim It? Yes You Can!

Written by Ted Marquardt. Updated Mar 26, 2019.

For about 20 years now, young children have been welcoming the animated character Bob the Builder into their homes on their favorite kids television station. In fact, I personally have fond memories of cuddling on the couch with my kids on quiet Saturday mornings, watching Bob and the Can-Do Crew tackle any project while exclaiming “Can we fix it? Yes we can!”

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R&D Tax Credits for Wineries: Put a Cork in Lost Tax Savings

Written by Ted Marquardt. Updated Mar 16, 2019.

Starting in the late 1600’s, when it became possible to create glass bottles with an almost uniform shape and design, cork replaced glass wine stoppers as the sealing material of choice for wine bottles. This pairing of the cork and wine bottle is what ushered wine into the modern age, as from that point forward, wine now had the ability to age and evolve in the bottle.

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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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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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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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