R&D Tax Credits for Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Firms: Opportunities, Expectations and Eligibility

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The architectural and engineering (A&E) industry is evolving at record speed, fueled by the Administration’s pending infrastructure legislation that prioritizes the design of energy-efficient commercial and residential structures. To take advantage of these opportunities, A&E firms need to stay on the cutting edge of innovation by investing in emerging technologies and actively pursuing mergers & acquisitions. R&D credits provide the funding needed to subsidize these investments.

Cherry Bekaert’s Scott Duda, leader of the Professional Services Practice and Ron Wainwright, National leader of the Firm’s Credits & Accounting Methods Team, discuss how R&D credits are helping A&E firms become leaders in their industry, and they share guidance about securing these lucrative incentives.

Topics Covered:

  • What to expect in 2022 and beyond
  • Impact of the pending infrastructure legislation
  • How to qualify for the R&D tax credit
  • Technology investments to stay competitive
  • Eligibility requirements and filing tips
  • Addressing a common misconception

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