Plant-based businesses meet consumer demand for meatless and meat-substitute food products through intensive research and development (R&D) efforts. If your company tests new recipe formulations, improves manufacturing processes to increase worker safety, or innovates with plant-based alternatives, it may be eligible to claim the R&D Tax Credit. Substantial tax savings are available for many businesses, and these savings can be reinvested to expand the workforce and improve infrastructure.
Employee wages, raw materials and supplies, cloud computing expenses, and third-party contractor costs associated with research and development 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.
Examples of qualifying activities:
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