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Manufacturing Your Way to Lower Taxes – The R&D Tax Credit

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Manufacturing Your Way to Lower Taxes – The R&D Tax Credit
February 7, 2013
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET)

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Now that the country has been talked off the “fiscal cliff”, and with tax season underway, it’s time to explore whether your company can benefit from the R&D Tax Credit. As they have done consistently since 1981, Congress passed legislation, as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, extending the Research & Development tax credit through December 31, 2013.

The R&D tax credit encourages U.S.-based manufacturers to innovate and invest back into their businesses in order to compete more effectively on a global basis. However, the rules of the R&D tax credit can be difficult to interpret, causing many companies to leave substantial money on the table. For companies that have not taken advantage of the R&D Tax Credit in the past, this can potentially mean the creation of immediate and substantial amounts of cash, minimally into the many tens of thousands of dollars annually. In addition, companies can reduce future tax liabilities and improve cash flow.

Does your company do any of the following?

  • Manufacture new and/or improved products, including making products for larger OEM customers?
  • Develop new and/or improved production/manufacturing processes?
  • Develop prototypes and models, including computer-generated models?
  • Perform certification testing?
  • Conduct testing of new concepts and technology?
  • Attempt using new materials?
  • Add new and/or modify existing equipment?
  • Implement automation and/or technology into the manufacturing process

The webinar will explain what types of activities can qualify for the R&D Tax Credit, the things to consider, and the best way to approach the R&D Tax Credit.

Speaker:  Scott Schmidt, Principal, Black Line Group

Mr. Schmidt founded Black Line Group in 2003 to educate and assist companies through the process of successfully applying for the R&D Tax Credit, the firm's sole focus. He has presented information on the R&D Tax Credit for trade associations across the country and has authored numerous articles on the topic.

Who should attend?

Any executives or staff associated with manufacturers who are responsible for, or have an interest in, the R&D tax credit and how their businesses might benefit from that credit.

Questions? Contact Dan Moss at or call (202) 721-4143.


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