Connecticut State R&D Tax Credit

Refundable Tax Credit – Yes

Businesses can take advantage of the Research and Development Tax Credit in the state of Connecticut. Companies can use the credits to offset costs spent performing qualifying research activities against state and federal tax liabilities. The credit is often overlooked by companies simply because they don’t realize the work they are doing in their daily operations qualifies them. Companies performing any kind of research and development may be missing out on significant tax credits.

Businesses in Connecticut can take advantage of the federal R&D Tax credit, as well as credits specific to the state of Connecticut.

Connecticut State R&D Tax Credit Program Highlights

  • Corporations within the state of Connecticut can obtain incremental and non-incremental R&D tax credits.
  • For incremental tax credit purposes, the credit is partially refundable for taxpayers whose gross income does not exceed $70 million, with no tax liabilities
  • For non-incremental tax credit purposes, the credit is equal to 6% of the R&D expenses dependent on gross receipts for the current year.
  • For non-incremental tax credit purposes, 5% of the credits can be claimed by companies who have employed between 251 and 800 employees within the state.
  • For non-incremental tax credit purposes, there is no limit how far the credit can be carried forward into the future.

Federal R&D Tax Credit Program Highlights

  • Every year, more than $7.5 billion in federal R&D credits are given out to companies across the United States.
  • The Research and Development Tax Credit provides cash incentives through the form of credits for companies performing research activities in the United States.
  • The credit offsets costs spent performing research activities against federal tax liabilities.
  • Tax credits may be carried forward as far as 20 years.
  • The credit can be taken by a business on all open tax years, typically the last three or four years, plus the current year.
  • The credit creates a significant reduction to current and future federal tax liabilities.
  • All companies can potentially benefit from the tax credit if qualifying research activities are taking place.

The Research and Development Tax Credit

R&D is a dollar for dollar tax credit that can be claimed by companies in the United States to offset costs spent performing research and development to benefit their business. Created as an incentive by the United States Government for businesses to undergo research activities to develop or improve their products, processes, or software, The R&D credit was made permanent on a federal level by the Protecting Americans Against Tax Hikes Act of 2015, allowing business owners to ensure their research activities would earn them the lucrative credit. The PATH Act also broaden the variety of industries that are able to claim the credit.

How to Apply

Claiming your R&D tax credits is made simple by our team at National Tax Group. Set up your FREE phone call and assessment of benefits. During your call, we’ll determine if your research activities qualify your company to take advantage of the R&D Tax Credit Program. We’ll provide the proper documentation and remain by your side until all documentation is submitted and approved by the Internal Revenue Service. In the highly unlikely event of an audit, we will supply all materials needed to clear it at no extra cost for you. Contact us today.