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Course Details

Overview of Topics

  • History of the R&D Tax Credit20 mins
  • Which are the Qualifying Research Activities?25 mins
  • Which are the Qualifying Research Expenses for R&D Tax Credit?33 mins
  • Key Methods for Computing the Credit40 mins
  • PATH Act and The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Updates48 mins
  • Which are the IRS Audit Concerns?56 mins

Why You Should Attend ?

If you have relationships with small and medium size business owners this is a great opportunity to add serious value to your current job or practice.

Course Description

  1. This webinar will include, a brief history of the research tax credit. This presentation is for individuals who have limited knowledge of the Credit for Increasing. This will include, a brief history of the research tax credit, detailed examples of qualifying activities, clarification of what expenses qualify and lastly how the benefit works.

Learning objectives

  • Identify the key factors for identifying qualified R&D activities and expenditures
  • Learn how the R&D tax credit is calculated using two methods
  • Learn about the new regulations for small businesses – AMT & payroll tax offset
  • Discover how R&D tax credits can benefit your clients

About Presenter

Steve Powers, MBA

President,Intrepid Advisors LLC

[email protected]

Steve Powers became President and owner of Intrepid Advisors early in 2009, following many years serving as the Managing Director while the company operated as CCR Cost Recovery Services, a subsidiary of Carlin Charron & Rosen LP.  Prior to his joining Intrepid Advisors, Steve held a position as VP of Engineering as O.S. Walker of Worcester, MA where he gained valuable manufacturing and product development experience. Steve has expert-level knowledge regarding the IRS regulations for federal and state research credits and has successfully supported his clients through hundreds of audits.

Intrepid Advisors is a specialized business consulting firm offering expertise and advisory services regarding the federal and state research and development tax credits to manufacturing and technology companies.
Over the past 25 years, Intrepid Advisors has been highly successful in obtaining the maximum allowable R&D Tax Credits for our clients who are located in both the United States and Canada. Our outstanding success rate, which speaks for itself, stems from our extensive knowledge and experience relating to the tax regulations associated with the R&D tax credits, and our expert staff comprised of senior engineers, scientists, tax accountants and other technical advisors who have worked in a variety of industries.

Review Questions

  • Question 1 : 00:17
  • Question 2 : 00:35
  • Question 3 : 00:55
  1. In the opinion of the speaker qualifying activities for the R&D Tax Credit is required to meet which one of the following?
  2. According to the Regular Credit (RC) Method of calculating Research and Development Tax Credit, the credit amount is capped at ____ % of the Qualified Research Expenditure?
  3. According to FICA Tax offset rules, the maximum amount of payroll offset allowed is limited to ______.
  1. According to Technological in Nature Test, the activities performed for the qualifying research activities must rely on which of the following principles?
  2. Which one of the following expenses would not be qualified research employee wages?
  3. According to the Alternative Simplified Credit (ASC) Method of calculating Research and Development Tax Credit, the base amount is equal to which one of the following?
  4. For the Research and Development Tax Credits under AMT offset. which one of the following cannot be the eligible small business?
  5. Which one of the following is an IRS audit concern for a business applying for Research and Development Tax Credits?


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  • Cost FREE
  • CPE Credits 1
  • CE Credits 1
  • IRS Course ID GEHNZ-T-00045-19-S
  • CTEC Course ID 6273-CE-0097
  • Subject Area Taxes
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method QAS Self Study
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
  • Recorded Date October 18 ,2019
  • Published Date December 27 ,2019
  • Who should attend? Tax Practitioners Accountant CFO/Controller Business Owner CPA - Small Firm CPA - Mid Size Firm Accounting Firm Tax Pros Auditors Tax Firm Young CPA Entrepreneurial CPA Outsourced CFO Accounting Practice Owners
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