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Tax credits abound. Are you capturing all of them?

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Get the credits you deserve

Almost all industries have qualified R&D activities and expenses. What is qualified for R&D Tax? How do you determine qualified research expenses? Are you getting the tax credits and expenses you deserve?

KPMG’s Research Credit Services practice includes local and national tax, accounting, engineering and technology professionals who specialize in helping companies potentially benefit from these tax incentives.

KPMG uses a tested methodology that is technology enabled to design a customized approach, based on your company and industry, potential IRS exam issues and risk profile, to efficiently collect, analyze and document your R&D activities, expenses and credits. This results in knowing you captured the tax benefits you are eligible for within the definition of this complex tax law.

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    The current state of the research tax credit.
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Meals and Entertainment Expenses

Meals and Entertainment Expenses

With 2017 tax reform, Congress took a bite out of the meals and entertainment deduction, but there are still opportunities for 100 percent deductibility. In particular, provisions in the recent stimulus bill allow 100 percent deductibility of business meals purchased from restaurants.

Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits

Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits

Employers are no longer able to deduct expenditures relating to qualified transportation fringe benefits provided to their employees unless an exception applies.

Global tax credits and incentives

Global tax credits and incentives

A holistic view of global financial incentive programs designed to stimulate actives such as research and development, investment spend, job creation, and sustainability efforts.

Section 45Q Credit for Carbon Oxide Sequestration

Section 45Q Credit for Carbon Oxide Sequestration

A nonrefundable income tax credit on a per-ton basis for carbon oxide that is captured and sequestered.

26% Investment Tax Credit for Waste Energy Recovery Property

26% Investment Tax Credit for Waste Energy Recovery Property

This federal investment tax credit (ITC) provides a credit equal to up to 26% of expenditures incurred for waste energy recovery property.

Investment tax credit for combined heat and power

Investment tax credit for combined heat and power

For Combined Heat and Power (CHP) property, the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 48 federal investment tax credit (ITC) provides for a two-tiered credit equal to up to 30% of expenditures, with no maximum limit.

The Low-Income Housing Credit

The Low-Income Housing Credit

More than 3.2 million affordable rental housing units have been created since the low-income housing credit (LIHTC) was enacted in 1986 making the LIHTC program a very important source of funding for affordable housing in the United States today.

Research Credit Meals and Entertainment Services

Research Credit Meals and Entertainment Services

Reimagining tax...combining KPMG's tax experience with IBM Watson's cognitive capabilities, discover corporate tax benefits and risk with greater confidence.

IRC §179D deduction for energy efficient commercial building property

IRC §179D deduction for energy efficient commercial building property

A deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot has been available to commercial building owners or lessees that install energy efficient property resulting in at least 50% energy savings compared to a baseline building.

A recipe for savings

KPMG Research Credit Services with IBM Watson helped bring efficiency to a multinational foods manufacturer's R&D tax credit process.

KPMG Research Credit Services offers companies the ability to review and analyze more R&D project documents, possibly discover unknown credits, and complete highly involved IRS deliverables at speed.

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