Medical & Pharmaceutical
Stats at a Glance
Potential annual federal tax savings of a small biotech company ($1 million in QREs)
Amount of third-party contractor expenses that can be claimed (CROs)
Median cost of a pivotal oncology trial
There are many industries and activities that fall under the medical and pharmaceutical umbrella, including biopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, medical instruments and devices, and analytical testing. A wide range of support activities, from reagent preparation to the time and money required to obtain FDA approval, can be considered qualified research expenses (QREs) and claimed with 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 continued innovation:
Example activities that qualify:
- Developing new treatments, drugs, and compounds
- Developing new test protocols that are not commercially available
- Improving formulations or drug delivery mechanisms
- Conducting pre-clinical research and clinical trials (Phases I-III)
- Determining new applications/treatments for existing drugs
- Developing generic formulations for off-patent, off-exclusivity drugs
- Conducting tests to satisfy government regulatory requirements
- Improving drug manufacturing processes
- Customizing formulations (compounding pharmacies)
Do you have these job titles on your payroll, or do you hire third-party contractors to do these jobs?
- Chemists / Biochemists
- Clinical Trial Coordinators
- Laboratory Technicians
- Mechanical / Biomedical Engineers
- Postdoctoral Fellows
- QA / QC Staff
- Research Scientists
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The R&D Tax Credit was created to incentivize companies across multiple industries to keep high-tech 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.