A qualified small business (QSB) eligible for the research tax credit can elect to use up to $250,000 of the credit to reduce its payroll tax bill instead of its income tax bill. Generally, a QSB has gross receipts of less than $5 million for the current tax year and hasn’t existed for more than five tax years. To qualify for the credit, a business’s research activities must meet a four-factor test. Expenses that may qualify include research-related wages and supplies, plus 65% of contracted research expenses. The rules are complex, so contact us for details.
Author: Jeff Lucke
Jeff Lucke, CPA, is the founder of Lucke & Associates, with an entrepreneurial background. Jeff has had ownership interests in businesses within several industries including automotive, construction, healthcare, telecommunications, and restaurants, as well as being active in real estate. As an owner of a growing CPA firm and other businesses, he has gained unique insights into the challenges and issues that face other growing businesses that most other CPAs do not have. This kind of knowledge ultimately benefits every one of the firm’s clients. He is very involved with clients and becomes deeply involved in their businesses and helping them succeed. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting; his professional affiliations include the AICPA and KSCPA. Jeff currently serves a board member for his community on the Construction Financial Managers Association, the American Diabetes Association, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.