Posted by: pereztaxlitigatorcom | May 26, 2022

DENNIS PEREZ, SANDRA BROWN and CORY STIGILE to Speak at Upcoming Strafford Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Dennis Perez, Sandra Brown, and Cory Stigile will be speaking at the upcoming Strafford webinar, “Navigating IRS Scrutiny of R&D Tax Credits: Qualified Research Activity, Expenses, Research Credit Claims Audits” on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PST).

This CLE/CPE webinar will guide tax professionals and advisers on navigating IRS scrutiny and challenges to the R&D tax credit for small and large businesses and international taxpayers. The panel will discuss the recent IRS crackdown on documentation of research credit claims, managing IRS audits, qualified research activities (QRAs) and qualified research expenses (QREs), safe harbor for certain taxpayers, and techniques to assist in documenting and claiming R&D credits.

For many businesses, the R&D tax credit is one of its most significant tax benefits. When claiming the R&D credit, determining what constitutes a QRA and calculating QREs can be challenging.

The IRS has strict standards in examining R&D tax credit claims and has announced changes in documentation requirements for claims made concerning the credit for increasing research activities. In addition, the IRS recently issued procedural guidance now requiring taxpayers to submit specific pieces of information with any amended returns or administrative adjustment requests that claim an R&D credit.

Generally, Sec. 41 allows a credit for a percentage of a QRE that a taxpayer incurs engaging in research activities. The Code provides a four-part test to determine whether an activity can be considered a QRA. Expenditures, including wage expenses with sufficient nexus to the QRA, can be included in calculating the expenditure base. However, substantiating that an activity qualifies as a QRA can be complex, and tax professionals must know the standards and limits in utilizing this important and often overlooked credit.

Listen as our experienced panel discusses the recent IRS crackdown on documentation of research credit claims, managing IRS audits, QRAs and QREs, and techniques to assist in documenting and claiming R&D credits.

We are also pleased to announce that we will be able to offer a limited number of complimentary and reduced cost tickets for this program on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in attending, please contact Sharon Tanaka at sht@taxlitigator.com. 

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