Insights: Webinar

Tax Trends Webinar Series - Innovation and Process Modification: Qualifying for the R&D Tax Credits


Course Description:
In 1981, congress implemented the federal Research & Development (R&D) tax credit to encourage companies to invest in innovation. Since then, the government has expanded the types of activities that qualify as R&D allowing many companies to meet the criteria simply through their efforts to stay competitive. Many day-to-day company operations potentially qualify for the R&D tax credit, and as a result, many businesses are receiving tax credits and related deductions for qualified research and development expenditures. Federal R&D credits total more than $10 billion annually; in addition, most states also offer some kind of R&D tax incentive. Join us for a webinar to learn more about R&D tax incentives, and whether or not your company may qualify.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the different R&D tax incentives
  • Discuss what is necessary for a company to qualify
  • Outline the many benefits that can result from these types of incentives
  • Discuss recent R&D tax incentive developments, including enhancements for small and medium sized businesses


Joe Stoddard, CPA, Partner
Joe has 16 years of tax consulting experience providing services to a variety of industries. He helps clients benefit from R&D tax incentives (including federal and state credits) and regularly works with the IRS and state taxing authorities to support R&D tax incentives claims. He is a sought after R&D tax incentive resource, having written numerous articles and facilitated many presentations on the topic.

CPE: 1 hour

Additional Information:
These are live-group seminars. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Jason McKeever at 701.476.8773.

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