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R&D Tax Consultants – Huntsville Montgomery (AL)

Alabama R&D Tax Credit

Huntsville and (AL) business owners are constantly looking for new ways to improve profitability, reduce costs, Birmingham  and leverage new opportunities. In terms of cost reduction, the focus is often on operational efficiencies, production optimization, and new technology. However, many are surprised to learn about the significant savings opportunity available through the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit. The credit provides a dollar-for-dollar reduction of federal tax liability for qualifying activities. Unfortunately, many Texas companies miss out on millions in savings due to the misconception the credit is only for large companies with formal R&D functions. This is not true, in fact, many businesses already qualify for the credit based on current business activities.

Birmingham R&D Credit Experience

Calvetti Ferguson provides R&D Consulting services to Alabama area companies in a variety of industries. Typically, we work with those that have recently modified, changed, improved, or updated a process, method, or key software application. This often includes agriculture, architecture, engineering, food and beverage, manufacturing, electrical contractors, oil and gas, software, and technology companies. Our years of experience allow us to quickly evaluate savings potential and implement a seamless R&D tax credit study.

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Federal R&D Tax Credit - Alabama

Huntsville R&D Tax Credit Process

  • Phase 1: Initial Consultation and Benefit Estimate – During this initial phase, our R&D tax credit experts educate the taxpayer on the R&D tax credit and evaluate the eligibility of the company’s operations. A large part of this initial consultation revolves around the Internal Revenue Code’s 4-part test requirements of the R&D credit and whether the company’s activities successfully meet those requirements. Key aspects discussed include company operations (historical and present), company financials, employee roles and responsibilities, major projects, project documentation, and relevant contacts.
  • Phase 2: Qualification and Quantification – Once an agreement is reached, the focus turns to investigating the facts identified in the first phase. This often includes project interviews, quantifying related wages and expenses, and determining eligibility for the credit. The credit is finalized through oral interviews and documentation review, and the appropriate tax forms are completed and made available to the taxpayer’s tax preparer.
  • Phase 3: Final Report – Following the completion of the final credit figure and applicable tax forms, we may have some follow-up questions and requests; however, the bulk of the lift is out of the taxpayer’s hands. During this final phase, we prepare a final report outlining the specifics of the study process, findings, applicable regulations, and relevant documentation, figures, and exhibits. While this report is not required before claiming the credit, it is an important piece of documentation to support the credit claim, and it will be the first line of defense if the IRS ever audits the claim.

Alabama — State R&D Tax Credit

Unfortunately, the state of Alabama does not offer a state-level R&D tax credit. However, the federal tax credit is still available to Alabama companies.

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About Birmingham (AL)

Birmingham has a rich history, particularly in the areas of civil rights and industrial development. It was a center of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, and the city’s Civil Rights District contains several important landmarks and museums, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. In addition to its historical significance, Birmingham is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, with numerous theaters, galleries, and music venues. Some popular attractions in Birmingham include the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Alabama Theatre, and the Vulcan Park and Museum, which features a massive statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and metalworking.

National Reach

We also provide federal R&D tax credit consulting services to companies in Boston (MA), Chicago (IL), Los Angeles (CA), Houston (TX), New York (NY), Philadelphia (PA), Phoenix (AZ), Indianapolis (IN), Charlotte (NC), Seattle (WA), Atlanta (GA), and Denver (CO).

Contact Our Alabama R&D Tax Credit Consultants
Calvetti Ferguson provides R&D tax credit consulting services to companies in Huntsville, Birmingham, and across Alabama. If you are interested in learning how we can help your business, complete the form below and we will follow up promptly.