The Payroll R&D Tax Credit
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Receive up to $250,000 in Payroll Savings immediately before the opportunity expires.

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frequently asked questions

Fees paid to Earnd are typically 20% of the tax credits and incentives identified.

No. The majority of savings for startup and early-stage companies will be claimed against payroll taxes if you meet certain qualifications. These savings may reduce your associated gross payroll, allowing you to deploy more resources towards driving innovation faster. Once you become taxable, unused and newly identified savings may be applied to reduce your federal income taxes as you begin generating positive income. Our Incentive Studies and associated credit claims may even generate material savings if you pursue a strategic transaction prior to achieving profitability.

You do not need to be generating revenues to qualify. Qualifying U.S. companies may offset up to $250,000 per year in payroll tax liability for up to five years. Unused credits (amounts beyond the annual maximum) are carried forward and used to offset income taxes once you become profitable.

If you are based in the U.S. and have research and development payroll costs in the U.S., you likely qualify. If you design, develop or improve software, products, processes, techniques or formulas, you probably qualify. If you’ve hired engineers, designers, scientists or other technicians in the U.S. to develop software, launch a new product or improve a process, you surely qualify. If you’ve hired contractors or a contract research organization (CRO) in the U.S. to develop software, launch a new product or improve a process, you probably qualify.

R&D tax credits are rarely pursued by CPAs since they require esoteric regulatory and tax knowledge.