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What types of organizations typically receive the research and development tax credit?
The R&D tax credit has no specific industry requirements when it comes to utilizing the credit. The application of the credit lies more with the types of activities a particular organization is participating in.

Industries in which we have seen the R&D tax credit make an impact include:

  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Software/Technology
  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Financial institutions
  • Construction and Real Estate

The Impact of the R&D Tax Credit
Find out how Eide Bailly’s specialized R&D tax incentives knowledge found $500,000 in credits for a software company.

How much will the R&D tax credit benefit you?


Supplies include any tangible property used in R&D, i.e. prototype units (even if eventually sold), experimental fixtures and tooling, and samples used for field testing. Exclude equipment being depreciated.

Contractors must be performing research (i.e. design, prototyping, testing, etc.) on behalf of the taxpayer, and must be paid even if the research is unsuccessful to qualify.

Federal credits may be available up to:

This tool is for general information purposes and does not take in to account the complexities of law and factual circumstances that could affect qualification for the credit. Claiming the credit requires a thorough, in-depth analysis of specific issues.

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