CPE Webinar

Research & Development Tax Credit: Cash Incentives for Making Improvements

July 16, 2020

The Research and Development (“R&D”) Tax Credit is an excellent tax savings tool for companies that engage in product or process development. This tax credit is often overlooked by companies as only pertaining to scientists and labs. However, the actual definition of what qualifies for the R&D credit is much broader. Taxpayers of any size that design, develop, or improve products, processes, techniques formulas, inventions, or software are eligible. In this webinar, our professionals will:

  • Define the R&D tax credit
  • Highlight the activities and related expenses that qualify for the credit
  • Review the impact and opportunities of recent court cases
  • Recognize potential federal and state tax savings for your company


  • Ron Wainwright, CPA, Partner, Tax Services, National Leader, Credits & Accounting Methods | Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • Kathleen Erlich, Senior Manager, Credits & Accounting Methods | Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • Forest Corwin, CPA, Manager, Credits & Accounting Methods | Cherry Bekaert LLP

CPE Accreditation

Prerequisites | None
Advanced Preparation | None
Recommended Hours of CPE | 50 min = 1.0 Credit
Delivery Method | Webinar
Program Level | Basic 
CPE Category | Taxes

Cherry Bekaert Continuing Professional Education: Statement of Admin Policies

This event is complimentary. Due to this program being offered free of charge, there will be no refunds.

CPE for Virtual Events

  • Please join sessions on time, or 5 minutes early if possible. Joining a session late may cause you to lose the ability to obtain CPE based on the following NASBA regulations:
    • There will be 4 polling questions per hour of each session.
    • In order to receive CPE credit for virtual events, you must attend at a minimum, 50 minutes of every hour and respond to at least 3 of the 4 polling questions per hour.
    • Polling questions will not be announced in advance.
  • If you view the conference in a group setting, you will still need to log into CPE sessions through your laptop to track your attendance and respond to the polls.
  • We cannot guarantee polling questions will appear on your mobile device. Please keep in mind we recommend using your laptop for your training session and will not be able to give you CPE credits for mobile technological issues.
  • You will receive one certificate for each course you attend/pass.
  • For questions regarding registration or event cancellation, please contact Maddie Robbins.
  • For all other questions regarding CPE policies – please contact Cherry Bekaert at cbhlearning@cbh.com.

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