R&D Tax Credit for Manufacturing

A game-changing innovation incentive for manufacturers

Research & Development in the Manufacturing sector

The manufacturing sector is rapidly innovating to improve business processes that ultimately accelerate production ramp-up and time-to-market, enhance product innovation, and increase customer acceptance. In a world of interconnected manufacturing networks, innovation starts with investing in Research & Development.

Daily activities, like developing & implementing technologies to improve process efficiencies, designing or enhancing equipment, and implementing system-level technologies with an aim to increase competitive capability of manufacturers, could all qualify for the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit.

Examples of R&D activity in Manufacturing

Examples of R&D activity in Manufacturing

  • Design modifications
  • Toolmaking
  • Flat/blank layouts
  • Shop redesign
  • Proof of concept (POC)
  • Trial production runs
  • Quality approval (PPAP & ISIR)
  • Packaging design improvements
  • Metal and material fabrication
  • Product flow improvements
  • Process improvements (Kaizen, Lean, Six Sigma)
  • CAPAs and change controls

Examples of eligible industries

  • Transportation
  • Petroleum and Coal
  • Wood, paper and printing
  • Machinery
  • OEMs
  • Food & Beverage
  • Textiles
  • Electronics
  • Chemicals and Plastics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Fabricated Metals
  • & more
Examples of eligible industries

The R&D Tax Credit

The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit is a government-sponsored tax incentive offered to companies who create or improve a product or process in the course of their business.

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How we can help

Businesses in the manufacturing sector that develop new or improved products and/or processes are a natural fit to claim the R&D Tax Credit, which rewards companies by providing a dollar-for-dollar tax credit towards their annual tax liability. The R&D Tax Credit can be a game-changing innovation incentive that can help eligible manufacturers innovate and expand their capabilities.

Leyton’s dedicated manufacturing team is motivated to help companies in this sector robustly claim federal and state R&D Tax Credits. Our highly experienced engineers, scientists, tax accountants and attorneys create strong partnerships with each client to ensure maximum financial returns.

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        The group assigned to working on R&D credit made my job as Controller easier. I did have to dig up reports such as prior returns and W-2 statements, etc. However, Leyton worked with a hand full of employees at the company directly and explained what they needed and determined what was worthy of the credit. A very professional report was completed at the end and what I like most is if we are audited Leyton has documented numbers properly.

        Patricia Hersey – Controller

        New Castle Systems

        HSI engaged Leyton in early 2019 to build a case and establish eligible R&D tax credits, both historically and for the current year. To date, Leyton have proven to be very knowledgeable in all technical areas of the tax laws and have been approachable and responsive whenever called upon. The end document to support the historical claims is comprehensive. We will continue to use Leyton in future years.

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        Director of Finance

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