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Wisconsin R&D Tax Credit Overview

In 2015, the Wisconsin R&D tax credit percentages were increased, and taxpayers are eligible for a credit of 5.75% of the amount of qualified research expenses (QREs) for the year that exceed 50% of the average QREs for the prior …

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Section 45L Energy Credits – What Qualifies?

What Construction Qualifies for the Section 45L Energy Tax Credit? The energy tax credit for residential construction is a very valuable tax credit for developers and builders of single and multi-family homes and apartments in the U.S. This credit incentivizes …

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North Carolina R&D Credit Overview – Extended Through 2015

The Technology Development Tax Credit in North Carolina has been renamed the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit as of mid-2013 but the same rules apply and this credit is now extended through 2015. Taxpayers may claim eligible R&D expenses …

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Taxpayer Gets a Gift (Basket) – New Section 199 Case – Domestic Production Deduction

In perhaps a surprising outcome, a district court has ruled that assembling gift baskets qualifies as manufacturing for purposes of the Section 199 Domestic Production Activities Deduction (or Section 199 deduction). The company produces gift baskets from purchasing items such …

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Union Carbide R&D Tax Credit Case will not be heard by the Supreme Court

On March 18th, 2013, the Supreme Court declined to review a Second Circuit decision, affirming the Tax Court decision, finding that the taxpayer was entitled to a R&D tax credit for only additional supplies that were used to perform research. …

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