R&D Tax Credit: helping technology startups innovate and grow


R&D Tax Credit is a reduction of business tax liability for investing in qualified research and development activities in the US. Companies qualified for R&D Tax Credit may be able to offset either the FICA employer portion of payroll tax, AMT, or corporate income tax. Significant and immediate cash benefits can be generated from R&D Tax Credit.

Pinecone41 specializes in assessing R&D Tax Credit for technology startups. Many startups we work with claiming R&D Tax Credit reinvest their benefits to further accelerate growth, creating a virtuous cycle of innovation. 

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R&D Tax Credit overview 

Does R&D Tax Credit only apply for companies operating 'research facilities with PhDs and scientists'? Not at all! Learn about R&D Tax Credit, and how it may benefit your company.

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R&D Tax Credit may apply differently based on the company's stage


More than 40 industries qualify for R&D Tax Credit, and billions of dollars in qualified R&D Tax Credit have been claimed by tens of thousands of companies (link). R&D Tax Credit can help create benefits that your startup can use to accelerate its innovation and growth. Our dedicated team has served and provided R&D Tax Credit services to clients ranging from early-stage startups to global Fortune 500 technology powerhouses, and would love to work with you to help your company grow faster.