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Engineering Activities and the R&D Credit

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

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



Does your Engineering Firm Engage In These Activities?

We frequently help Civil, Structural, Geotechnical, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering firms capture the R&D Tax Credit. If your businesses engages in these Engineering or Design Build activities, you could be eligible to capture the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit.

  • CAD or BIM analysis;

  • Alternative structural design;

  • Environmental engineering and impact analysis;

  • Alternative water flow / plumbing systems;

  • Integrating waste disposal processes;

  • Designing mechanical, electrical or plumbing systems;

  • Geotechnical engineering;

  • Analyzing hydraulic systems;

  • Transportation engineering and analysis;

  • New materials and technologies experimentation;

  • Sustainable or special use design;

  • Space utilization;

  • Determining alternate means of assembling and/or fastening component parts of a structure;

  • Improving acoustical qualities of a structure;

  • Alternative electricity conduction systems;

  • Developing or improving lighting within a structure;

  • Alternative structure ventilation, heating or cooling;

  • Developing processes to extract or convert natural elements from another substance;

  • Developing a pilot plant to investigate a model;

  • Integrating product and material transportation systems into the functional design of the structure;

  • Implementing counter-terrorism capabilities;

  • ... 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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