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The R&D Tax Credit: An Underutilized Tax Advantage


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateJanuary 28, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

R&D tax credits are a hugely underutilized tax advantage offered by the government to reward companies (irrespective of their federal taxable position) for their development efforts, no matter the size and industry of their business. Join Withum for this educational walkthrough of the R&D tax credit to learn how to recognize R&D credit activities, their associated qualified expenses, and how an R&D tax credit benefit is ultimately generated. This webinar will also cover PPP loan forgiveness and its impact on the R&D tax credit.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recall the nature and benefits of the R&D tax credit

  • List the latest technical updates related to the R&D tax credit

  • Identify R&D tax credit opportunities and concerns in specific scenarios

  • Determine the latest guidance related to the interaction of the R&D tax credit and PPP loan forgiveness 

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Kevin McNulty

WithumSmith+Brown, PC
Principal, Market Leader, R&D Tax Services
(212) 829-7636

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Based in the Firm's New York office, Kevin is a Principal focusing on Research and Development (“R&D”) Tax Credit work. He joined Withum in August of 2016 after spending several years at a Big 4 firm. With over 15 years of experience in R&D Tax Credits, Kevin works across diverse industries. He devotes the majority of his time to performing, managing, and defending R&D tax credit studies and has worked with researchers, scientists, engineers, and software developers in all industries.  Kevin has successfully represented many clients involved with R&D audits at the state and federal level. In addition to his R&D responsibilities, Kevin also works on maximizing taxpayers' Domestic Production Activity Deduction (Section 199) and is an Enrolled Agent (“EA”).

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Tyler is a Principal at WithumSmith+Brown’s Research and Development (“R&D”) Tax Credit Services group. He joined Withum’s New York City office in 2017 after starting his career with the Big 4. In his role, Tyler helps clients across various industries maximize returns, optimize results, and increase cash flows related to R&D investments, including assistance with technical issues, research credit reviews, identification of exposure items, and defense of the credit during an examination.

About Our Presenter

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Withum is a forward-thinking, technology-driven advisory and accounting firm, committed to helping clients be more profitable, efficient and productive in the modern business landscape. With office locations in major cities and financial centers across the country, and as an independent member of HLB, the global advisory and accounting network, Withum serves businesses and individuals on a local-to-global scale. Our professionals provide the expert advice and innovation solutions you need to Be in a Position of StrengthSM in today’s fast-paced, tech-driven world.