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R&D Tax Credit for Engineering

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R&D tax incentives for Engineering firms

Research & Development in the Engineering sector

The engineering sector is constantly pioneering innovation by overcoming new challenges and driving solutions every day. Engineering projects organically conduct Research & Development (R&D) during almost every part of the project, including new design conceptualization, building prototypes, building or improving processes to improve efficiency, and ongoing risk analysis.

Projects that implement technologies like computer modeling, simulation, and software development can be “qualified” R&D activities. Now that the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit has been made permanent, engineering firms have an opportunity to take advantage of this tax incentive, which offsets a company’s payroll and/or income tax liability on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

Examples of R&D activity in Engineering

  • Process Design – Determining required unit operations, creating BFD, PFD, and/or P&ID, determining parameters surrounding the process
  • Reactor/Equipment Design – Determining design and operation parameters for each piece of equipment (temperature, pressure, size, material, mixing speed, etc.)
  • Heating and/or Cooling Equipment Design – Parallel-flow, plate-and-frame, single or double pass heat exchanger, jacketed reactor.
  • Control Loop Development – Open or closed loop, dead time, overshoot, accuracy/set point testing, P, PI, or PID
  • Development of Proof of Concept/Prototype development iterations
  • SOP Development – Optimizing process to develop a standard operating procedure
  • Changes in response to CAPAs – Quality investigations, change controls
  • Changes to comply with ISOs – Updates to PRs, process qualifications and validation
  • Changes to improve process safety – HAZOP analyses
  • Modifying any of the “New Product and/or Process” components to improve quality, efficiency, safety, etc.

How we can help


US engineering firms could potentially be missing out on hundreds and thousands of R&D funding each year, because they are unaware that they could qualify for significant tax savings through the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit.

Leyton’s dedicated engineering team is comprised of highly experienced engineers, scientists, tax accountants, and attorneys, all of whom are motivated to help engineering firms benefit from the R&D Tax Credit for future innovation investment.

How we can help


US engineering firms could potentially be missing out on hundreds and thousands of R&D funding each year, because they are unaware that they could qualify for significant tax savings through the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit.

Leyton’s dedicated engineering team is comprised of highly experienced engineers, scientists, tax accountants, and attorneys, all of whom are motivated to help engineering firms benefit from the R&D Tax Credit for future innovation investment.

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Meet our Engineering team leaders

Andy Zhang, CPA

Senior R&D Tax Consultant

Evangelia Dislaki, Ph.D.

Senior R&D Technical Consultant

Jennifer Bolton, LL.M.

Senior Tax Manager

Meet our Engineering team leaders

Andy Zhang, CPA

Senior R&D Tax Consultant

Evangelia Dislaki, Ph.D.

Senior R&D Technical Consultant

Jennifer Bolton, LL.M.

Senior Tax Manager

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Why choose Leyton?

Allow our experience to unleash your potential.

Industries Served

+ 60

Industries Served

Years of Experience

+ 20

Years of Experience

R&D Tax Credit Experts

+ 100

R&D Tax Credit Experts

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