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Name: Training & Education Session for Manufacturers
Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
R&D Tax Credits – Is Your Company Leaving Money on the Table?

Session to be run by:
Robert Weber - Intrepid Advisors
Director New Enland Region
MArloborough, MA

Bob is part of a team of expert financial specialists and experienced engineers as the Director for the NE region. Intrepid Advisors is a national firm with specialized amd advisory services regarding the federal and state research and development (R&D) tax credits. 

Bob is actively workiong with manufacturing and tecnology companies in the region to educate these companies on the value of the tax credit, helping to identify qualifying activities, and working with 'hem and their CPAs to attain maximum benefits. He is also a current member os SBANE'S Technology & Innovation committee. 

About R&D Tax Credits: The IRS allows qualifying companies across all industries a substantial tax incentive for developing or improving products, fabricstion processes, and software. Qualified research expenditures include costs associated with investments in innovation and improvements.beyond just new product development. 

In December 2015, the PATH Act made the R&D Tax Credit permanent and created additional benefits for small and startup companies; offset Alternative Minimum Tac and offset Payroll Taxes up to $250,000 per year.

Presently, U.S. manufacturers and technology companies in the know are leveraging R&D tax credits
to the tune of $15 billion a year, yet evidence shows that most eligible businesses are leaving
substantial tax dollars on the table that otherwise could be reinvested in their businesses. So why are so
few companies claiming the R&D credit? The main reason is that most disqualify themselves
erroneously because they believe their companies are not conducting qualifying activities and that the
R&D tax credit is only for:
 Companies that invent revolutionary new products or processes, or
 Companies that perform research in a laboratory setting, or
 Companies that are successful in their development efforts.
For those unfamiliar with the R&D tax credit, the IRS allows qualifying companies across all
industries a substantial tax break for developing or improving products, fabrication processes, and
software. Qualified research expenditures include costs associated with investments in innovation and
improvements beyond just new product development.
Examples of qualifying research activities include the following:
 Engineering and designing a new product
 Research aimed at discovering new technical knowledge
 Evaluating and designing product alternatives
 Significantly modifying the design of an existing product
 Designing, constructing and testing preproduction prototypes and models
 Engineering activity to advance a product’s design to the point of manufacture
 Integration of equipment into a fabrication process
 Experimenting with new materials to improve existing products
 Evaluating new methods for improving performance, reliability, quality and durability
 Developing new production processes during prototyping and preproduction phases
 Research aimed to significantly cut a product’s time-to-market
 Research aimed to obtain more efficient designs
 Developing an internal-use software system for collecting production data
 Attempt but fail in the development of a new product or fabrication process
If you think your business might be eligible for the R&D tax credit, you probably are!
In December 2015, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 was signed into
law, modifying and making permanent the R&D tax credit. Eligible small businesses may now claim
the credit against alternative minimum tax (AMT). Additionally, a qualified small business start-up is
now able to claim a credit of up to $250,000 against its FICA payroll tax liability.
Intrepid Advisors is a specialized consulting firm that provides expertise and advisory services to
manufacturing and technology companies regarding federal and state R&D tax credits. Business
principals interested in the R&D tax credit should contact Steve at or
Bob at or visit for additional information.
Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
Conference Room
670 Linwood Avenue
Building A, Suite 5
Whitinsville, MA 01588
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Tuesday, October 16th 
7:30am - 9:00am

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