Dollars for Design: Optimizing the R&D Tax Credit for AEC



You are paying too much in taxes. Over 70% of AEC firms and their owners are not claiming a very powerful tax incentive – the Research & Development Tax Credit. Are you missing out on dollars for a design that could give you a competitive advantage? This course will cover eligibility requirements and how to leverage available information and technology within time tracking software to easily access this lucrative incentive.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the four-part test and basic exclusions to R&D, including the main components of funded versus non-funded research.
  • Debunk the myths of the R&D tax credit.
  • Learn how to optimize time and project tracking to maximize tax credits.
  • Identify target-rich environments for R&D activities

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1. How old is the R&D Tax Credit?
2. The R&D Tax Credit is now a permanent part of the tax code.
3. Which of the following is included in the 4-Part Test?
4. Which of the following is NOT an exclusion?
5. R&D Credit is activities-based.
6. What type of supplies are considered Qualified Research Expenses?
7. How much more are R&D Tax Credits worth in 2018?
8. 179D Commercial Building Tax Deductions must be certified by a qualified professional engineer.
9. Which of the following is NOT a qualified government owner for 179D Deduction?
10. What is the approximate effective net credit of US QREs for Federal R&D?
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