R&D Tax Credit for the Food & Beverage Industry

Tax savings for food & beverage companies!

Research & Development in the Food & Beverage industry

The food and beverage industry is facing a new demand for ingredients that are healthier, eco-friendly, and taste great! As consumer preferences are evolving, food and beverage companies are engaged in more Research & Development (R&D) activities than ever before.

Latest R&D trends in this sector include plant-based foods, waste reduction and shelf life extension, non-GMO products, green & innovative packaging, and more.

Most food & beverage companies are unaware that their day-to-day operations could qualify for the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit, which rewards eligible companies with dollar-for-dollar tax savings on their income and/or payroll tax liability.

Examples of R&D activity in Food & Beverage

  • Improving texture or nutritional content of food product formulations
  • Integrating a new ingredient to a recipe
  • Improving machinery and equipment to ensure safe handling of food, improve productivity, and cost-efficiency
  • Creating new packaging to improve shelf life, durability, and product integrity
  • Developing innovative and/or environmentally friendly packaging material
  • Incorporating new or improved equipment into production lines
  • Experimental recipe development, including seasonal foods and drinks

Examples of R&D activity in Construction

Whether it’s integrating a new ingredient to a cookie recipe, a new seasonal beer, or a new method of improving product shelf life, there is a very wide scope of R&D in food & beverage, which makes companies in this sector a natural fit for the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit.

Leyton’s food and beverage team is comprised of highly qualified engineers, scientists, and tax accountants who identify all qualifying R&D activities and investments to claim maximum financial benefits for our clients in this sector.

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        Leyton did an incredible job learning about, and understanding, our production process to apply R&D tax credit principles to our situation, with surprisingly minimal invasiveness to us. The credit we receive is easily worth the time we put into working with Leyton on the project.

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