• Research and Development Tax Credit

    Federal, state and non-U.S. tax credits and incentives for attempting to
    develop or improve products, manufacturing processes and software.

    R&D Tax Credit Calculator

Tax laws favor pursuit of innovation.

Every year, companies claim billions of dollars in R&D credits, directly offsetting their tax liability. And every year, billions of dollars in credits go unclaimed because many companies don’t realize that they are eligible.
Any company, in any industry, that has devoted resources toward developing new products, processes, or software—successfully or not—is eligible. Even companies attempting only to improve their existing products, processes or software are eligible.
The benefits can be significant, even for companies not paying income taxes. Many states offer refundable or transferable credits and certain smaller taxpayers may offset up to $250,000 of their federal payroll tax liability.
R&D credits can increase cash flow by as much as 9% of qualified spending for federal taxes and as much as 40% in some states, materially reduce effective tax rates and heftily boost earnings per share. In addition, more than 40 countries have R&D credits and incentives, benefits often more generous than those available in the U.S. 
Whether you are already claiming or have never claimed R&D tax credits, BDO can help your company determine whether you are leaving cash on the table.

Never-Claimed R&D Tax Credits: BDO helps you estimate, claim and support your benefit. We also help companies measure the benefit for financial statement purposes and implement procedures and technologies to reduce cost and improve effectiveness of claiming future benefits.

Already-Claimed R&D Tax Credits: BDO can review your calculations, documentation, systems and technology to determine if you could more efficiently and effectively claim your credit. We also offer exam and appeals support, ASC 740-10/FIN 48 review and global R&D benefit review.