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Architecture Activities and the R&D Credit

Updated: Feb 5, 2021

Tax Credit Collective overviews architectural activities that can qualify for tax credits- especially the Research & Development tax credit.

Does your Architecture Firm Engage In These Activities?

If your businesses engages in these Architecture or Design Build Firm activities, you could be eligible to capture the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit.

  • CAD or BIM analysis;

  • Engaging in a design charrette;

  • Satisfying building and zoning regulations through design;

  • Master plan design;

  • Site logistics and layout planning;

  • Sustainable or special use design;

  • Elevation drawings;

  • Schematic design;

  • Designing site orientations;

  • Designing building shape and form;

  • Designing mechanical, electrical, plumbing or other systems;

  • Structural engineering and constructibility analysis;

  • Developing construction documents;

  • Designing building systems;

  • Achieving LEED certification;

  • ... and more activities. This is not an exhaustive list!

Tax Credits Can Be Complicated

We know Tax Credits can be tricky to understand, calculate and substantiate. We're here to help you determine if you are eligible to capture the R&D tax credit. You can reach us at 833-3INCENT.


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