The aerospace and defense industries are driven by research and development (R&D), and employees in these sectors create novel products and produce cutting-edge prototypes. This need for continuous experimentation and innovation makes these two industries primed to receive large tax incentives through the R&D Tax Credit. In addition to the federal credit, many states offer tax breaks. Pre-revenue companies and start-ups with less than five years of revenue can use the federal R&D tax credits to offset future payroll taxes.
The following industries have claimed significant R&D tax credits and received millions in additional capital to reinvest into their workforce, infrastructure, and applied research as they develop new products:
Example activities that qualify:
Do you have these job titles on your payroll, or do you hire third-party contractors to do these jobs?
Unsure of whether your aerospace or defense R&D projects qualify? It doesn't matter if you have a small business or a large business, or whether you're a government contractor or not. The innovations your company has been working on may be eligible for significant tax breaks. Strike Tax Advisory employs tax experts with years of experience in R&D Tax Credits.
At Strike, we work on a success-based fee structure enabling businesses in the aerospace and defense industries to claim R&D credits/refunds without any out-of-pocket costs. We offer complete audit protection and a money-back guarantee. Use our R&D Tax Calculator to estimate your potential benefit, and partner with Strike to claim your tax credits with no up-front costs. Contact one of our experts today.
The R&D Tax Credit was created to incentivize companies across multiple industries to keep science and technology jobs in the United States. Companies can claim employee wages, supplies & raw materials, computer rental costs, and third-party contractor expenditures incurred throughout the R&D process. Current law permits companies to amend prior year tax returns (going back three years), offering additional financial benefits from tax refunds. If you cannot use the R&D credits immediately, the IRS allows taxpayers to carry credits forward up to 20 years.
A Tactical Approach to R&D Tax Credits for Defense Contractors
Potential immediate benefit to start-ups using the R&D payroll tax offset
Average yearly federal credit for robotics engineering client with 25 employees
Average percentage of qualified expenses for a government defense contractor
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