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R&D Tax Services


What if you could save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in state and federal taxes—all thanks to work you’re already doing? Through research and development tax incentives, you can.

R&D Tax Credits

Many companies are unaware that their day-to-day operations could qualify for a dollar-for-dollar reduction of their income tax liability. Indeed, the research and development tax credit regularly provides a wide range of businesses with a source of extra cash—up to 10 percent of annual R&D costs for federal purposes and much more when state credits are factored in.

If your company attempts to create products that are lighter, faster, and less expensive or more durable, reliable, or precise, the R&D tax credit adds up to money you can reinvest in your business rather than pay out to the IRS or state governments. R&D credit eligibility is also much broader than many companies realize, applying not only to product development but also to other activities and operations, such as new manufacturing processes, environmental improvements, software development, and quality enhancements.

Companies in many different industries can qualify for the R&D tax credit, including:

  • Aerospace and defense
  • Agribusiness
  • Apparel
  • Automotive
  • Clean technology
  • Communications and media
  • Construction
  • Food and beverage
  • Forest products
  • Health care
  • Life sciences
  • Manufacturing and consumer products
  • Professional services
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Wineries and vineyards

Learn more about R&D tax credits >

Expense Deduction

Costs related to R&D may be eligible to be expensed immediately—even those costs not eligible for the R&D credit. Expenses incurred for software development, equipment used in your business, or other similar expenses are generally capitalized and depreciated over a specified period of time. If eligible as a qualified R&D expense, such costs can be immediately deducted, therefore reducing your overall tax liability in the current year.

Seize the Opportunity

Moss Adams performs more than 150 R&D engagements annually, and we can examine all your company’s activities and determine which areas are eligible to take advantage of current R&D tax credit rules and regulations. We then help you identify qualified R&D activities—including those that can be expensed immediately—and assemble documentation to defend your claim based on our extensive knowledge of the law and your industry.

We work in an efficient and nonintrusive manner, so you can stay focused on your business. And we have a great deal of experience helping pass-through entities and partnerships such as LLCs, LLPs, C corporations, and S corporations claim the R&D credit. Whatever your R&D activity may be, we scale our services to fit your business needs and provide a customized solution that aligns with your goals.

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Tom Sanger
E-mail | 425-303-3190

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