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The R&D Tax Credit can provide an immediate source of funding as well as a significant reduction to current and future years’ federal and state tax liabilities.

Far too many civil engineering firms fail to realize that their activities designing and developing systems for unique buildings and other structures may fall under the definition of research and development (R&D) activities according to the tax code, potentially entitling them to significant R&D tax credits. If you think you have to be a pharmaceutical company, designing a space shuttle, or operating in a laboratory to be conducting qualified activities as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, think again.

If your firm is in the civil engineering industry, there is a strong chance that you could benefit from an R&D Tax Credit Study. Let alliantgroup’s engineering experts help you claim the credits that you deserve!

Examples of civil engineering activities, improvements and innovations eligible for R&D tax incentives include:

  • Bridge and highway design to meet specific structural and drainage requirements
  • Design of retaining wall structures
  • Innovative wastewater technology development
  • Design of renewable energy infrastructure
  • Sanitary sewer systems and water collection system designs for new residential communities
  • Efficient grading designs for master plan requirements, including site drainage and plot foundations
  • Hydrology modeling used to determine water flow within a site
  • Bridge and highway design to meet specific structural and drainage requirements
  • Pavement, roadway, and street design and the design of its related infrastructure
  • Developing innovative lateral force resistance systems for buildings
  • Foundation and earthwork design for unique site conditions
  • Unique water treatment plant designs to optimize plant capacity or efficiency
  • Designing unique water pipelines and ancillary systems
  • Water distribution systems for municipalities and water districts
  • Pump station designs
  • Military and civilian airfield infrastructure
  • Design of seismic infrastructure and retro-fitting

The following three civil engineering firms were rewarded for their innovative work by the IRS after completing successful tax studies with alliantgroup:

The R&D Tax Credit can provide an immediate source of funding as well as a significant reduction to current and future years’ federal and state tax liabilities.

alliantgroup works with businesses and their CPA firms to identify powerful, government-sponsored, cash-generating credits, incentives, and deductions, including two benefits that are particularly attractive to engineering firms: the Research & Development Tax Credit and 179D.

In order to better serve engineers of all types, alliantgroup employs industry specialists who focus on the qualification and quantification of R&D tax benefits for companies operating in your industry.

alliantgroup’s field experts have educational backgrounds and practical experience within the disciplines of  industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and design/build. This group has qualified and quantified credits for firms ranging from small construction firms to multi-national, publicly traded engineering corporations.

alliantgroup is honored to have worked with over 1,200 engineering firms to identify more than $829 million in tax credits and incentives to date.

For more information on alliantgroup and our tax consulting services, please visit our website at www.alliantgroup.com.

It’s an unfortunate truth that far too many civil engineering firms fail to realize that their activities designing and developing systems for unique buildings and other structures may constitute qualified research and development (R&D) activities under the tax code, potentially entitling them to significant R&D tax credits. If you think you have to be a pharmaceutical company, designing a space shuttle, or operating in a laboratory to be conducting qualified activities as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, think again.