Research & Development Tax Credit

The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit is designed to keep top talent and innovation thriving in the United States. This credit is an incentive that rewards companies who continue to innovate within their business industry. There is no requirement that your company’s R&D needs to be revolutionary to the world. Projects and initiatives that are evolutionary, or incremental to your business, can also qualify. In addition to the federal credit, many states now offer similar incentives for R&D.

R&D Tax Credits Available for Every Business and Industry

Many wrongly think that the R&D tax credit applies only to companies that actually employ scientists. But if your team includes a range of machinists, engineers, or software developers, developing new systems and designs, then you may be entitled to a piece of the tax-credit pie.

The R&D credit provides a competitive advantage and encourages growth. This dollar-for-dollar credit can be used to reinvest into new research and product development, hire top talent, or even funnel back into marketing to increase sales.

Many leading companies claim the R&D credit, but that claim is often incomplete and/or at high risk of failing under audit. A Sensiba R&D Credit Study maximizes your credit potential while limiting audit risk.

What we offer

Engineering-based R&D tax credit studies customized to meet your needs.

Ensure your team stays focused on growing your business…we’ll handle adding fuel to the fire!

R&D Tax Credit Calculation

Engineering evaluation and accurate calculation for companies that meet the qualification guidelines, but either don’t invest heavily in R&D or prefer to shoulder more of the audit risk.

Start-up Payroll Tax Offset Study

For companies that meet the definition of an eligible small business, Sensiba provides an escalating level of due diligence as your credit amount increases. Companies with less than $5 million of gross receipts may be eligible to elect the powerful payroll tax offset option for up to 5 tax years.

Full R&D Tax Credit Study

A fully customized approach to maximizing and audit-proofing your R&D tax credit claim. Sensiba engineers will collaborate with your subject matter experts to evaluate projects, quantify the associated expenses, and develop a plan to maximize your credit amount.


Related R&D Tax Resources


a person wearing goggles and looking at a machine

Oregon Offering Incentives to Semiconductor Manufacturers


The Importance of Sustainability in R&D


Preparing for an R&D Tax Credit Audit


Expressing Support for American Innovation and Jobs Act: Proposed Repeal of Section 174 and Expanding R&D Credits


R&D Capitalization and Amortization Changes Take Effect


R&D Credit Payroll Tax Offset Enhanced by the Inflation Reduction Act

Take advantage of the ERC tax credit before the upcoming deadline.

Extended through the end of 2021, The Employee Retention Tax Credit can be worth up to $26,000 per employee! The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is meant to reward employers that kept employees on their payroll during the COVID-19 impacted months in 2020 & 2021.


Frequently Asked Questions About R&D Tax Credits

Learn more about our research & development tax services through these frequently asked questions with answers.

What is the R&D tax credit?

Who qualifies for the R&D tax credit?

What types of activities qualify?

Can a startup that doesn’t intend to pay taxes for years benefit?

What documentation is needed to claim the credit?

Accelerating Business Innovation

Ready to get started?

Are you ready to find out how our R&D practice can help you? Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you reach your goals.