Software & Technology

Software and technology are a booming part of the U.S. R&D market.  This sector has not only continued to show growth recently, it has more utility patent applications than any other industry.  While patents are not required for claiming a credit, and not all good ideas get patented, they are a good indicator of a market sector rife with qualified activities and subsequent tax reductions. 


The following list provides some examples of the qualified activities that can generate tax refunds or reduced tax bills:


  • Designing and Writing Code;
  • Developing Software Architecture and Infrastructure;
  • Beta Testing;
  • Developing Firmware; and
  • Improvement of Existing Features & Functionality.

Industry Case Studies

e-Commerce Website

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Revenue: $30mm


Credit: $225k


Qualifying Activities: Coding, Database Optimization, QA


Qualifying Personnel: Project Managers, Developers, Software Engineers, CTO

Systems Integrator

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Revenue: $10mm


Credit: $140k


Qualifying Activities: Interface Integration, Network Engineering, QA 


Qualifying Personnel: Network Engineers, Project Managers, Sys Admins, Developers

App Developer

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Revenue: $3mm


Credit: $65k


Qualifying Activities: Architecture Development, Coding, A/B Testing, QA


Qualifying Personnel: Project Managers, Developers, Scrum Master, Founder