Many activities throughout the drug development process qualify as research and development (R&D). Discovering new drug targets and designing biologics and small molecules require extensive in vitro, pre-clinical, and clinical studies. The R&D Tax Credit can significantly offset these costs.
Employee wages, raw materials & supplies, and third-party contractor costs associated with R&D activities are considered qualified research expenses (QREs). Companies can receive refunds of up to 22% of total QREs through federal and state tax credits, depending on the state in which your business operates.
Example activities that qualify:
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Benefits for the R&D Tax Credit vary from state to state. Get an accurate estimate of what your potential state tax credit!