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MEP Engineering Activities and the R&D Credit

Updated: Apr 6, 2023

Tax Credit Collective overviews MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) engineering activities that can qualify for tax credits- especially the Research & Development tax credit.

Does your MEP Engineering Firm Engage In These Activities?

We frequently help 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.

Some common MEP activities that can qualify firms to capture this credit are:

  • Design and development of mechanical, electrical or plumbing systems

  • BIM modeling and analysis

  • Design build/design assist activities

  • LEED/sustainable design

  • Central plan systems design or optimization

  • Pre-fab design

  • Automation/control design or implementation

  • Alternative water flow/plumbing systems

  • Alternative electricity conduction systems

  • Developing or improving lighting within a structure

  • Waste disposal processes

  • Analyzing hydraulic systems

  • New materials and technologies experimentation

  • Sustainable or special use design

  • Space utilization

  • Alternative structure ventilation, heating or cooling

  • ... 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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