An introduction to the R&D tax credit
Learning objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Understand the history and purpose of the R&D tax credit
  • Identify which taxes the R&D tax credit may offset
  • Recognize the research activities and research expenses that qualify for the R&D tax credit
  • Identify the documentation required to support the R&D tax credit
  • Recognize the calculations and filing requirements for the R&D tax credit
  • Understand the effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on the R&D tax credit

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