How the PATH Act Can Benefit Your R&D Tax Credit

In December 2015, the federal R&D tax credit was made permanent by The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (“PATH” Act). Apart from instilling confidence in US businesses to invest in R&D, the PATH Act included two new provisions that will make it easier for startups and small and medium-sized businesses to immediately benefit from the R&D tax credit.  

Essentially, taxpayers that couldn’t utilize or take full advantage of the tax credits in the past should now reassess their eligibility and possibly take advantage of this lucrative incentive.

However, there are a lot of questions surrounding the new rules of the permanent R&D Tax Credit, in particular, the new payroll tax offset. To provide clarification, our latest video tutorial outlines the fundamental aspects of the PATH Act, focusing on the new adjustments to the payroll tax offset.

Discover how the PATH Act of 2015 can benefit your R&D Tax Credit in under five minutes below. Alternatively, watch on YouTube at:

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If you are wishing to claim the Payroll Tax Offset, and avoid IRS inspection, you may wish to contact a qualified R&D tax specialist, such as Swanson Reed. In addition, you will need to properly document your R&D projects as soon as they start. Read our blog on ‘How to make the most of your R&D Tax Credit Claim’ to discover more about the documentation needed.

Contact Swanson Reed for more information on how we can advance your company’s market value and boost its bottom line through the Research and Development Tax Credit.


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