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If your company is a General, Electrical, or Mechanical contracting firm that offers design-build services or evaluates new and innovative construction methods for projects, then there is a chance these companies are unaware that the government offers substantial R&D programs. A vast range of common construction industry practices fall under the Internal Revenue Code definition for what constitutes research and development, and may qualify for valuable R&D incentive programs. Let TaxIncennovations help you get onto the path to valuable R&D tax credits for your company today!

Examples of qualifying R&D activities include the following but are not limited to:

  • Conducting attainable reviews

  • Engaging in value engineering designs

  • Development of electrical and mechanical systems

  • Developing new or innovative construction methods

  • Developing and integrating innovative construction materials

  • Collaborating and developing on conceptual ideas and designs

  • Building information modeling (BIM) activities and Computer-aided design (CAD)

  • Implementing and Identifying new and innovative methods or means for constructability

  • Developing new or innovative designs to meet energy efficient solutions or LEED certification

Prior to 2016, small to mid-size companies who qualified for the R&D tax credit were sometimes limited to utilize the credit by Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).  With the new regulations put in place in 2016, small to mid-size businesses can offset their AMT with the R&D tax credit.

Case Studies

Mechanical and Electrical Contracting Firm specializing in the construction of building systems with gross receipts of $35 million can generate $200,000 in Federal and State R&D Tax Credits per year.

Let TaxIncennovations evaluate how we can assist you in claiming R&D tax credits.

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